Until he goes back to his car, turns on the siren and watches you jump! :histericafpmlt said:Here's my strategy for getting stopped in states that don't allow tunes. I'll pull out some paper, and write the cop a note saying I'm deaf. If he asks about the tunes, I'll write back that I borrowed the helmet from my son, and had no way of knowing it was playing music. Let him/her prove otherwise :histerica
I believe that the original question was referring to people who are completely deaf and cannot hear anything, yet they are given driving privileges.Kalli said:When I was registered in Va, they have a no headphones, speakers, earbuds law. However there is a caveat, unless it is part of a rider intercom system. It's my intercom, I just happen to be playing tunes through it.
In Md. it is restricted to a single speaker in the helmet. I doubt the patrolman is going to check that diligently and have never had a problem with it. In fact, I suspect that like the MC inspection in Va, most police officers are oblivious to the laws. A friend of mine was riding in Va for 3 years on an expired inspection sticker and since it is not easy to see, no one ever noticed.
As for deaf people, the laws usually have an exception written that allows deaf people to use a hearing aid. These laws are basically there to keep someone from blasting music in their ears loud enough so that they can't hear traffic etc. So a deaf person wearing a hearing aid would be inline with the law. Honestly, I hear less inside my car, than I do in my helmet with the speakers playing music at a reasonable level.
I believe that the "endorsement" is just an acknowledgement that you have passed the basic skills and knowledge tests to ride a motorcycle and not applicable to all of the specific laws of each state's highways & byways.tobiwan said:Would the "no Speaker restrictions" of your state be accepted in/on the roads of a state that has restrictions? Being as each state i checked accepts the endorsement of every other state.
AlexKilpatrick said:Texas has a weird law about helmets:
"Required by law under age 21. Over age 21, riders are not required to wear a helmet with proof of successful completion of rider training or $10,000 of medical insurance covering injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident "