Im thankful my trainer never allowed me to even use a bluetooth headset while I was in the driver set . For 11 hours a day I sat in that drivers seat &he was in the passenger the entire time . Saved me a lot grief once on my own
Odd that earbuds are illegal? Didn't realize that nor was taught that. Headsets I don't like with my glasses. I use only my right one while driving. But if im doing something that requires both (movie, working out) I enable ambient mode allows me to hear crystal clear what's around me and talk to someone without a problem.
(I'll add that on occasion I'll pop the other one in too if the call requires it. Student loans usually bugging me lol. But still can hear perfect)
I will admit that I did it once in the late 80s on 10 in west texas in my 85 kw coe aerodyne ..cat powered with the throttle pulled out on the doghouse
Stupid ? ...definatly !
Also got pulled over by a DPS officer who chewed my can to a bloody rag ...that ended that .