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CHAPTER 208--H.F.No. 2697

An act

relating to traffic regulations; authorizing use of communications headset by firefighters operating fire department emergency vehicle in emergency;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.471, subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.471, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Use of headphones in vehicle.

(a) No person, while operating a motor vehicle, shall wear headphones or earphones which that are used in both ears simultaneously for purposes of receiving or listening to broadcasts or reproductions from radios, tape decks, or other sound-producing or transmitting devices. This section shall not prohibit the use, however, of

(b) Paragraph (a) does not prohibit:

(1) the use of a hearing aid devices device by persons in need thereof a person who needs the device; or

(2) the use of a communication headset by a firefighter while operating a fire department emergency vehicle in response to an emergency.

Presented to the governor May 15, 2006

Signed by the governor May 16, 2006, 5:00 p.m.