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Earphones in when riding

Post by Gsx750f boy » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:53 pm

Seen 2 blokes yesterday with earphones in listening to music ....am I the only person shocked by this ?? Is it common to do? Surely u need to hear around u for road sense or has this gone with common sense ? :roll:
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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by raesewell » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:55 pm

The French made it illegal a year or two ago, we are slow to follow :cry:

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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by Stu » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:55 pm

Been done to death has this

IMO its no different to having the radio on in the car and deaf people driving/riding
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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by fastbob » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:17 pm

You're only allowed to use one earphone in NY State . I suppose earphones are a necessity for Sat Nav users but I can't even WALK in a straight line listening to music .

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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by Stu » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:24 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:17 pm
I suppose earphones are a necessity for Sat Nav users but I can't even WALK in a straight line listening to music .
I have to disagree!

I have all my volume turned off on the twat nav! I can't be doing with it blasting in my ear :lol:


Also stop dancing to your music :lol:
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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:49 pm

It has to be said that the majority of idiots who don't see or hear you coming are either wearing earphones or have the car music system on at full blast.

They should have learnt the lesson from Sarah Connor's flat mate.
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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by Stu » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:57 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:49 pm
It has to be said that the majority of idiots who don't see or hear you coming are either wearing earphones or have the car music system on at full blast.

They should have learnt the lesson from Sarah Connor's flat mate.
I think 100% of idiots that don't see you are the ones that don't look!

Earphones or music doesn't affect your eyesight!
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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by James in Brum » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:11 pm

If I need satnav I use google maps with earphones in. I tend not to do this but wouldn't think twice if I needed directions and when I am learning the way to new work in February will pop in earphones. I have been inking about the Bluetooth speaker things to put in my helmet. I quite like a bit suhiwtunes when I ride on long journeys :-)
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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:24 pm

On the bike or in the car I can always hear emergency vehicle sirens long before they are visible. But you see so many muppets who take no notice because they haven't heard the approaching vehicle.
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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by Gsx750f boy » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:44 pm

Think that's sorted...lol..I'm not for it mind u .just like the bike sound :D
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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by NeilM » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:30 pm

Ear phones all the time.
Love it.
As Stu says it's only like having radio on in car

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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by geofferz » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:27 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:49 pm


They should have learnt the lesson from Sarah Connor's flat mate.
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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by Smithers » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:29 pm

Sound deadening ear plugs actually heightens my level of concentration and makes riding more enjoyable. As for sat-nav, train your eyes to look quickly and more often and audio isn't needed. As for music on the go, no thanks not for me.
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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by KingMilk8 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:51 pm

I have an intercom inside my helmet, it helps me personally concentrate to listen to music but quietly enough that i can hear whats going on around me. It helps me concentrate and calm down as i struggle with anxiety, sometimes when i do something wrong on the road and get involved in road rage i can really kick off, music helps calm me down. i know it sounds stupid.

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Re: Earphones in when riding

Post by Lumor_uk » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:22 am

Used to listen to music then got a hearing test. I wear max blocking ear plugs now. When I eventually go deaf are you going to stop me from riding?
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