Article 3.5. Headsets And Earplugs of California Vehicle Code >> Division 12. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 3.5.
A person operating a motor vehicle or bicycle may not wear a
headset covering, earplugs in, or earphones covering, resting on, or
inserted in, both ears. This prohibition does not apply to any of
(a) A person operating authorized emergency vehicles, as defined
in Section 165.
(b) A person engaged in the operation of either special
construction equipment or equipment for use in the maintenance of any
(c) A person engaged in the operation of refuse collection
equipment who is wearing a safety headset or safety earplugs.
(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