Ohio Motorcyclists Risk Hearing Loss But State Law Prohibits Most Types of Ear Protection

According to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 4511.84, a motorcyclist or operator of any motor vehicle in Ohio is prohibited from wearing “earphones over, or earplugs in, both ears.” “Earphones,” according to the statute, means “any headset, radio, tape player or other similar device that provides the listener with radio programs, music or other recorded information through a device attached to the head … [Read more...]