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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2008, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Helmet Speakers?

My question is simply how you interpret the following Virginia law:

46.2-1078. Unlawful to operate motor vehicle, bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped while using earphones.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle, bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped on the highways in the Commonwealth while using earphones on or in both ears.

For the purpose of this section, "earphones" shall mean any device worn on or in both ears that converts electrical energy to sound waves or which impairs or hinders the person's ability to hear, but shall not include (i) any prosthetic device that aids the hard of hearing, (ii) earphones installed in helmets worn by motorcycle operators and riders and used as part of a communications system, or (iii) nonprosthetic, closed-ear, open-back, electronic noise-cancellation devices designed and used to enhance the hearing ability of persons who operate vehicles in high-noise environments, provided any such device is being worn by the operator of a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 pounds or more. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the driver of any emergency vehicle as defined in 46.2-920.

(Code 1950, 46-219.1; 1950, p. 882; 1958, c. 541, 46.1-202.1; 1989, c. 727; 1993, c. 126; 1997, c. 36; 2001, c. 834; 2002, c. 254.)

The problem is that I do not know if I am just interpreting for what I would like to do or if I am interpreting correctly. I get that the bike falls under the motor vehicle, but does it mean that I could wear an earbud in one ear? Or would I be legal if I were using helmet speakers and not earphones? Like I said... I am just curious how some of you interpret this. All thoughts and opinions welcomed
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One earbud=ok
Two earbuds=not ok
Helmetspeakers=ok, if connected to communication system

You should paint a red cross on the sides of your fairings

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that what I thought thank you by the Why a Red cross on the sides of my fairings?

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to me, it clearly states that commo devices are exempt from this list of banned items. However, I would bounce that off local law enforcement before you use it.
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Why a Red cross on the sides of your fairings?
I was just kidding

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The provisions of this section shall not apply to the driver of any emergency vehicle as defined

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I play music all the time through my Chatterbox, but headphones are illegal...
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I put all my Chatterbox stuff in a drawer. Crappy sound. Terrible reliability. Worse customer service.

I'm done with it. Most of it still works, but the intercom is scratchy. But there's a bunch of cables, spare batteries, chargers, headsets...

Free to a good home.



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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-18-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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Helmet Speakers

Hello,

Has anybody bought this set of helmet speakers?
http://www.nimaiit.co.uk/Helmetspeakers.htm

If you have, please let me know how do you find them?

Cheers
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 01:11 AM
 
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I wear earbud and the wind noise is loud. I can't imagen trying to listen to speakers in my helmet.
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dont do it

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