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Updated: 04/14/2013 08:00:28AM

Don’t tune us out

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Bartow Police Chief Joseph Hall

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Through the years, technology has advanced tremendously. Today, we have vehicles equipped with navigation devices, television monitors for watching videos and of course we now have cell phones so small that you can carry them anywhere. Our cars are outfitted with all kinds of smart devices, radios and CD players. Even motorcycles have radios mounted, and helmets with listening devices installed into the framework.

There are some regulations in Florida that you should be aware of when utilizing some of these devices on the highway. Section 316.304 of our State Traffic Laws limits the use of some of these devices. It states: “No person shall operate a vehicle while wearing a headset, headphone, or other listening device, other than a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human hearing.” There are limited exceptions to the law, such as:

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