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Q. Is it illegal to wear headphones while driving?
Dear Juneau Resident,
Yes. Here is the CBJ ordinance and there is a reference to state code at the bottom.
72.04.260 - Television receivers and headsets.
A motor vehicle driven in this state may not be equipped with television-type receiving equipment located where the viewer or screen is visible from the driver's seat.
A driver of a motor vehicle may not wear a headset, headphones, or other headgear designed for receiving sound and transmitting sound to the driver, or wear ear plugs or a similar device which reduces the driver's hearing ability while driving a vehicle.
This section does not prohibit the use of television-type or headgear-receiving equipment used exclusively for safety or law enforcement purposes, used for and designed to improve a driver's hearing ability, or navigational devices such as Global Positioning System (GPS) or Loran.
(Serial No. 87-66, § 2, 1987)
State law referenceó Similar provisions, 13 AAC 04.260