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Find Out What States It’s Legal To Wear Earbuds While Driving

Here’s the law in every US state. Compiled by Digital Music News.

AlabamaIt’s legal!
AlaskaHeadphones and earbuds are not permitted, except when used for navigational purposes. Hearing aids okay.
ArizonaIt’s legal, though not for school bus drivers or anyone transporting children for a daycare facility.
ArkansasIt’s legal!
CaliforniaHeadphones and earbuds illegal, and that includes bicycles too. The only exception is for hearing aids, and to protect against ‘injurious’ noise levels.
ColoradoHeadphones or earbuds covering both ears is prohibited, except for audio systems built into motorcycle helmets. Earpieces in one ear are permitted, for example for speaking on a phone.
ConnecticutIt’s legal!
DelawareIt’s legal!
FloridaHeadphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Hearing aids are exempt.
GeorgiaAnything that diminishes hearing or sight while driving is prohibited. Though earpieces used for communication purposes are permitted.
HawaiiIt’s legal!
IdahoIt’s legal!
IllinoisHeadphones or earbuds covering both ears are not permitted. The exceptions are motorcycle helmet audio systems, and one-ear headsets and earpieces.
IndianaIt’s legal!
IowaIt’s legal!
KansasIt’s legal!
KentuckyIt’s legal!
LouisianaHeadphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Headphones built into motorcycle helmets exempt.
MaineIt’s legal!
MarylandHeadphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Hearing aids are exempt.
MassachusettsHeadphones or earbuds prohibited while driving, unless they are involved in the control of the vehicle itself.
MichiganIt’s legal!
MinnesotaHeadphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Hearing aids are exempt.
MississippiIt’s legal!
MissouriIt’s legal!
MontanaIt’s legal!
NebraskaIt’s legal!
NevadaIt’s legal!
New HampshireIt’s legal!
New JerseyIt’s legal!
New MexicoIt’s legal!
New YorkHeadphones or earbuds prohibited while driving.
North CarolinaIt’s legal!
North DakotaIt’s legal!
OhioHeadphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Headphones built into motorcycle helmets exempt, as are hearing aids.
OklahomaIt’s legal!
OregonIt’s legal, but there are some regional exceptions (so check your local laws).
PennsylvaniaHeadphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Single-ear audio systems for cellular communication okay, as are hearing aids.
Rhode IslandHeadphones or earbuds prohibited while driving or operating a bicycle.
South CarolinaIt’s legal!
South DakotaIt’s legal!
TennesseeIt’s legal!
TexasIt’s legal!
UtahIt’s legal!
VermontIt’s legal!
VirginiaHeadphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Headphones built into motorcycle helmets exempt, as are hearing aids.
WashingtonHeadphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Hands-free wireless communication systems and motorcycle helmet audio systems are okay.
Washington, DCIt’s legal!
West VirginiaIt’s legal!
WisconsinIt’s legal!
WyomingIt’s legal!

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