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I saw this yesterday. I was driving to the store when I notice the guy next to me listening to, what I assume is an Ipod, using his heaphones. The car was a Nissan Sentra that I am sure came with a radio. Isn't this illegal??? Has anyone esle seen this??
What was better was that he was singing to himself.
 

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My first car was a '65 Mustang with an AM radio, so I always drove around with discman and a set of head phones. . . .granted I only put one earbud in my ear. The cops never stopped me, and I LOVE singing to myself! :D
 

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With the way todays earbuds (> 1980 lol) pass sound it's really no more risky then driving around with the stereo cranked up. Just because he's wearing headphones doesn't mean he's got it cranked up so loud he can't hear anything else.

I used to do it sometimes, and I still do once in a long while. Yea it's probably illegal, but then so is a lot of stupid stuff that's of no consequence in the end.

Now if he had a pair of vintage 70's full cup earmuffs on that's another thing.
 

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Yea so it is. It's also illegal to wear them while riding a bicycle in FL. (Bicycles are "vehicles". Ask the guys who've gotten busted for DUI while biking. lol)

btw I don't know if I'd call all moving violations "severe". Severe to me is stuff like unlawful speed resulting in an accident & leaving the scene of an accident (6 points), reckless driving (4 points), criminal offenses like DUI etc.
 

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when i'm tired i plead for the breath test or backwards alphabet test, i can't pass teh balancing or straight line tests sober......
 

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Southpaw said:
Yea so it is. It's also illegal to wear them while riding a bicycle in FL. (Bicycles are "vehicles". Ask the guys who've gotten busted for DUI while biking. lol)
Seen some people get a DUI on a horse. That's retarded... The horse can think for itself, unless it's drunk.
 

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The horse can think for itself, unless it's drunk.
If I had a horse we would be getting drunk all the time.
This might be why I have no horse.
 

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Actually though, I was thinking about this the other day. My phone headset is dual ear-buds because it plays mp3's, maybe he was talking on the phone?
 

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Actually though, I was thinking about this the other day. My phone headset is dual ear-buds because it plays mp3's, maybe he was talking on the phone?
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What was better was that he was singing to himself.
Or singing to whoever he was talking too.
 

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88pimpin said:
Seen some people get a DUI on a horse. That's retarded... The horse can think for itself, unless it's drunk.
LOL I Used to know a guy (MANY years ago) who rode his horse to the bar. That way he could get drunk and not worry about it. The horse knew the way home! :D (Of course that was a VERY small KS town)
 

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Seen some people get a DUI on a horse. That's retarded... The horse can think for itself, unless it's drunk.
Recently on an episode of "Most Dangerous" Police pursuits, they showed a police pursuit of a man on a horse. They gave pursuit because they though it was stolen and the rider refused to yield. Once they caught him (Mace works wonders.) They found that it wasn’t stolen and the reason the rider wouldn’t stop was because he was drunk and was afraid that he would get a DUI. The officer said that he was foolish because the worst he could have gotten was a drunk in public. (Providing he was cooperative.) Since he ran though, he was going to get evading charges, resisting arrest etc.

I'm sure it varies from state to state, but I'm sure most are the same in that DUI's only apply to motorized vehicles. I know VA's laws are that way:


§ 18.2-266. Driving motor vehicle, engine, etc., while intoxicated, etc.

It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train (i) while such person has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more by weight by volume or 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath as indicated by a chemical test administered as provided in this article, (ii) while such person is under the influence of alcohol, (iii) while such person is under the influence of any narcotic drug or any other self-administered intoxicant or drug of whatsoever nature, or any combination of such drugs, to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely, (iv) while such person is under the combined influence of alcohol and any drug or drugs to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely, or (v) while such person has a blood concentration of any of the following substances at a level that is equal to or greater than: (a) 0.02 milligrams of cocaine per liter of blood, (b) 0.1 milligrams of methamphetamine per liter of blood, (c) 0.01 milligrams of phencyclidine per liter of blood, or (d) 0.1 milligrams of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine per liter of blood. A charge alleging a violation of this section shall support a conviction under clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v).

For the purposes of this article, the term "motor vehicle" includes mopeds, while operated on the public highways of this Commonwealth.

(Code 1950, § 18.1-54; 1960, c. 358; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1977, c. 637; 1984, c. 666; 1986, c. 635; 1987, c. 661; 1992, c. 830; 1994, cc. 359, 363; 1996, c. 439; 2005, cc. 616, 845.)

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-266
 
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