DeWine, Ohio signs law allowing motorcyclists to wear earplugs
Some riders didn’t know that it is currently illegal to use earplugs when they ride
This summer, motorcycle riders will legally be able to use earplugs when they ride in Ohio. The new law goes into effect in 90 days.
Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill into law Friday that allows for the use of earplugs or earphones for hearing protection. Devices that provide entertainment will still be prohibited. Some riders didn’t know that it is currently illegal to use earplugs when they ride. They say they use earplugs to lower the decibel level assaulting their hearing as they ride.
Noise impact on Motorcycle Riders
Several things contribute to the noise riders have to deal with, including the engine and exhaust systems of the bike. While they are traveling, the sound of the air passing by their ears creates noise as well. Those that use earplugs said wearing them helps them hear better than they would without using the devices. They claim to be able to hear low bass and high treble sounds easier.
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Riders who’ve been using earplugs for years say this bill is long overdue and is appreciated. When DeWine was asked if he was interested in pursuing a helmet law next, he told reporters he was not going to talk about that at the current time.