Author: Scott D. Fitzgerald, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer
In today’s tech savvy world, drivers are increasingly using earbuds or headphones to listen to music while driving. Some opt to use Bluetooth devices or other hands-free headsets behind the wheel. Laws regulating these activities vary widely from state to state.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 bicycle, or moped…