Author: Scott D. Fitzgerald, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer
In today’s tech-savvy world, drivers are using earbuds or headphones more frequently to listen to music while driving. While laws regulating these activities vary widely from state to state, obstructing your hearing while operating a motor vehicle could lead to a collision or injury.What the Law Says
At last count, 32 of the 50 states have no statutes prohibiting headsets or earbuds for drivers. Virginia is not one of these 32 states.
Va. Code § 46.2-1078 provides that, “[t]t shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle, bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted…