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    Default Do you drive with earbuds?

    Personally I find this weird; though never tried it myself. I can't see why you would want to, but to each their own. Additionally, I was of the understanding that it was illegal to drive with earphones

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    It isn't illegal in Alberta (not distracted driving) and I seen a ton do it. Usually people with crappier cars with poor or no audio I assume.

    Dumb yes, illegal no.

    Other provinces may be different, such as BC (one ear only).
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    The Bluetooth in my nicest vehicle is shait, so I sometimes do this to make my work phone calls.
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    See even when driving my girlfriends shit back to Alberta from Saskatoon, I used my Bluetooth speaker instead of earbuds, I would felt too disconnected from the vehicle with headphones.
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    i could never, i rely too much on sound around me for safe driving, often you hear someone without seeing them.... i always thought it was illegal long before distracted driving was a thing..

    looks like it is illegal canada wide according to BC rcmp. chick was charged even though her phone was dead

    https://www.mtlblog.com/news/canada/...e-driving-2019

    oh i gues in that article it states that in alberta its not actually a rule, but distracted driving is pretty grey area so they definitely could nail you
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    I drive a minivan, usually with kids in it. How much more disconnected and distracted could I get?
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    I always thought is was illegal but.....
    https://www.alberta.ca/distracted-driving.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I drive a minivan, usually with kids in it. How much more disconnected and distracted could I get?
    the difference is you can still hear outside sounds, even if only occasionally, its enough to hear sirens or whatever, noise cancelling headphones wouldn't allow this.
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    I have driven a vehicle exactly once while wearing ear buds because I was having technical problems with the stereo.

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    Are deaf people allowed to drive?

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    I drove my RC-F In sport mode with noise cancelling beats studios, without engine noise it feels like driving an EV. Pretty bizarre how much sound plays in your brain interpreting driving experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gpomp View Post
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    Are deaf people allowed to drive?

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    Originally posted by speedog
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    Quote Originally Posted by gpomp View Post
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    Are deaf people allowed to drive?
    deaf rarely means unable to hear at all, there's typically some degree of awareness due to sound
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaco View Post
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    deaf rarely means unable to hear at all, there's typically some degree of awareness due to sound
    So, really close to the situation of someone wearing earbuds.
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    My cousin is completely deaf she hears zero sound. She can feel vibrations but it doesn't translate to sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalibuStacy View Post
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    My cousin is completely deaf she hears zero sound. She can feel vibrations but it doesn't translate to sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    I drove my RC-F In sport mode with noise cancelling beats studios, without engine noise it feels like driving an EV. Pretty bizarre how much sound plays in your brain interpreting driving experience.
    Yeah I tried driving my s2k with airpods pro the other day to see what it was like. Took less than 30s before I took them out haha. It was peaceful and quiet, but I found it disconcerting due to not hearing what the car was doing, and also not hearing anything from around me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedog View Post
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    You, sir, are not in need of seeing my niece.
    Probably accurate.
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