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    Default Is it Ok to listen music while riding on a bike

    Hi..!

    well this may sound very obvious though ..! thats its not Ok..!
    but still I want to know..whats the harm if i do so in low volume..!

    Experienced bikers..! wd u strictly say NOto this question..?
    I mean given the fact that I am a safe rider..I hardly get past 70 KMPH in my daily commute...!I feel very tempted to plug in my earphones and listen to some good music and enjoy my ride..


    what wd u say..?

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    I DO it and its not safe... continous playback of a sound can lead to you going deaf... distraction of any type would still be risky na!

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    i listen music while riding.it helps me concentrate more while riding.if i dont listen music i get lost in some other world .
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    Well. Legally - NOT Ok, if that scares you .

    I used to listen to music while riding until one day when I turned on my MP3 player, with the same muic volume (while I was riding), and put the earphones while in my office (which is a quite environment) and I was taken aback literally on the volume I was hearing. From that day, I stoped listening to music while riding. To hear the music clear you tend to increase the volume, on road, unknowingly affecting your ears !!

    Problem is we use earphones while riding and that poses more stress to ears. Doctors advice even not to use headphones (Stereo) for long durations.

    If cops can't find any reason to get something from you, they can charge you for listening music while driving/riding .

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    Temptated mind or plugged in music, either way it only divertes the mind. Just check that which diverts you more, temptation or music.
    But in my case whenever am on bike or in car or anything moving, I plug in my earbudy and listen to few soothing tracks or few soft pop on low volume(volume upto 30-40% is perfect). So that I am always aware of my surrounding!
    On personal note, music helps me to cut out the boredom, sooth my mind and keep me concentrated on road and surroundings. If its same with you, then no doubt plug in ur favo chart no.s right now.
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    I do and someday I'll go deaf i feel!
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    Well, what exactly are we talking about here?

    Are we talking about the safety or the legal aspect of this.

    Listening to anything on two wheelers is illegal, unless its your girl friend shouting in your ear! LOL

    As for the safety, it depends how much you are comfortable with. I would prefer putting one ear phone in my left ear and putting the volume at half while going for long rides. It makes me feel less stressed out and more relaxed, but I still wont recommend it to others. See your own comfort level.

    as for you getting a ticket, if the traffic warden is hell bent in giving you a ticket, then he can challan you for using hands-free while riding which is an offense.

    It is not a very advisable thing to listen to music if you are the ones who gets carried away with music, else if you think you are sane enough, go ahead mate...Buy that MP3 player and plug in.


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    i keep podding while riding ... it builds up my conc. on road.
    2nd major reason of listening to ipod while riding ..... i dont get those vibe noise from my p220 fairing.
    it feels like the bike is butter smooth .
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    On the road...either you listen to the music or concentrate on your riding.Can't do both.

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