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California Bicycle Law of the Day: 27400 Wearing Headsets or Earplugs

27400.   A person operating a … bicycle may not wear a headset covering, or earplugs in, both ears. While there are several exceptions, the only exceptions generally applicable are as follows:

(d) A person wearing personal hearing protectors in the form of earplugs or molds that are specifically designed to attenuate injurious noise levels. The plugs or molds shall be designed in a manner so as to not inhibit the wearer’s ability to hear a siren or horn from an emergency vehicle or a horn from another motor vehicle.

(e) A person using a prosthetic device that aids the hard of hearing.