Earplugs Not Legal in Calif.?

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  1. palinka

    palinka Long timer

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    Did he give you a ticket for speeding? Or just let you off with a warning?
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  2. el Pete

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    According to the California Vehicle Code 27400(d), they are perfectly legal:

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  3. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous Supporter

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    Yep. I used to teach the CMSP beginner course, and here's what the CHP approved for us to teach. The foam or custom ear plugs withOUT a sound source are legal in both ears while riding motos. Ear buds with speakers can only be worn in ONE ear to be legal, motos or cagers.

    That does not mean every LEO in the state understands the meaning of 27400(d). Completely different issue! ;-)

    Catfish ...
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  4. jonz

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    If you have time and the inclination to help your fellow motorcyclists, you could call the office where the officer is stationed and ask for clarification of 27400d VC from the front desk officer. There is also a section in Sacramento (used to be called CATS - Commercial and Technical Services) that is the final word on vehicle code section interpretation. That should bring the correct version of the law to the attention of at least that officer and perhaps the whole office. The vehicle code is BIG and has tens of thousands of sections so incorrectly interpreting a section happens.
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  5. chabon

    chabon Been here awhile

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    I think I’ll just go with exception (c), Refuse collector. Tie a trash bag with a little trash in it on the back and tell him I’m picking up straws and other roadside debris.
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  6. Chaos-in-ID

    Chaos-in-ID Who knows Thats the fun of it

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    So are straws!! Move
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    ARTICLE 3.5. Headsets and Earplugs [27400- 27400.]
    ( Article 3.5 added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 87. )

    27400.
    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 the following:

    (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 highway.

    (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 hearing.
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    Funny how everyone harps on this, but the restaurant industry quickly converted to paper straws and not a single person gave a fuck what the straw was made out of! You should have taken more people with you when you left for Idaho.
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  9. Chaos-in-ID

    Chaos-in-ID Who knows Thats the fun of it

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    Dumd prople what can I say. Paper straws are not beter for anything they are not recyclable not better for anything just another example of how stuip things are getting. People are so gulibile this is plain moron shit. Ans please keep the mornos down there.
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    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    You, uh, you want to try that one again?
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  11. Strong Bad

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    Recyclable and biodegradable are two different things, but based on how you type, I doubt it makes any difference.

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    What'd he say???
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  13. Chaos-in-ID

    Chaos-in-ID Who knows Thats the fun of it

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    I dont spell check because it sourts the assholes out who would rather pick on someones spelling than dabate how stuipd they are. Guess what catorgy you fall into.
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    What is “went without saying for $1000 Alex?”
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  15. Chaos-in-ID

    Chaos-in-ID Who knows Thats the fun of it

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    What is asshole for 500 Alex?
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  16. el Pete

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    What does the gender of the legislator have to do with anything? Just curious...
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    I used to know her name and I was hoping including gender might help someone remember her name. Credit where credit is due
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  19. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Many of us know to put our earplugs in when @Chaos-in-ID or @Team Vegas show up... and of course, some riders, like @larryboy , never bother to take them out at all.
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  20. TUCKERS

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    I'd be interested in that stuipd cat orgy in post #53
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