Actually it's generally safer in LA than most places because traffic is bumper to bumper most of the time, but it's still unsafe. Driving is inherently dangerous, about 50,000 people die a year in auto accidents. That's a lot, and if everyone started driving with headphones on, I promise that number would go waaaay up.
If you really do drive down desolate roads with nobody else in sight, then do what you want, but please don't put other people at risk because you want to have fun.
Enough of this sermonizing. You know, some people have long commutes on desolate roads with nary another car in site. Or they drive on highways late at night or early morning where they are the only car on the road. Or they are out in the country where there is not much traffic. In such instances, wearing headphones is perfectly fine. Not everyone lives in LA with crazy traffic 24/7
Edited by Gilly87 - 7/27/13 at 9:30am