Wearing of headsets/ear buds while driving – Florida Statute 316.304
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.
This section does NOT apply to:
-Any person operating a motorcycle who is using a headset that is installed in a helmet and worn so as to prevent the speakers from making direct contact with the user’s ears so that the user can hear surrounding sounds.
-Any person using a headset in conjunction with a cellular telephone that only provides sound through ONE ear and allows surrounding sounds to be heard with the other ear.
A violation of this section is a Non-Moving Violation and carries a $114.00 fine.
The Hernando County Department of Public Works has closed Sudan Drive and Meridan Street due to flooding. These are small roads in Ridge Manor near the Withlacoochee River with no residents living on them.
Rackley Road remains closed approximately .1 mile north of the Rackley and Saturn Road intersection.
A notice will be distributed when the roads re-open. Thank you.