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(These sections of the V&T Law are at the New York State Legislative Bill Drafting Commission.)

Article 1 Words and phrases defined
§  102. Definition of Bicycle, Bicycle lane and Bicycle path.
Article 9
§  375 24-a. Use of earphones while driving or riding a bicycle
(This section is on the SafeNY website since it part of a large section of law and would be difficult to locate.)
Article 34 Operation of Bicycles and Play Devices
§  1230. Effect of regulations.
§  1231. Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles or skating or gliding on in-line skates.
§  1232. Riding on bicycles.
§  1233. Clinging to vehicles.
§  1234. Riding on roadways, shoulders, bicycle or in-line skates lines and bicycle or in-line skates paths.
§  1235. Carrying articles.
§  1236. Lamps and other equipment on bicycles.
§  1237. Method of giving hand and arm signals by bicyclists.
§  1238. Passengers on bicycles under one year of age prohibited passengers and operators under fourteen years of age to wear protective headgear.
§  1239. Reflective material and devices for in-line skating.
Article 25 Driving on Right Side of Roadway, Overtaking and Passing, etc.
§  1122-a. Overtaking a bicycle.
Article 26 Right of way
§  1146. Drivers to exercise due care.
§  1146-a. Approaching horses.

§ 375 24-a.  Use of earphones while driving or riding a bicycle

It shall be unlawful to operate upon any public highway in this state a motor vehicle, limited use automobile, limited use motorcycle or bicycle while the operator is wearing more than one earphone attached to a radio, tape player or other audio device.

Bikes & Wheel Sport Safety Index & Overview