Not only is it illegal to wear headphones and ear buds while operating a vehicle, a reasonable and articulated suspected violation of this code section (unlike no seatbelt) is sufficient probable cause to pull you over. Remember: the gold standard of law enforcement investigative methodology is having proper legal foundation to pull over and search a vehicle. Be careful, be smart.
Here is the link: https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-1078
If you get charged with this offense in Gloucester County, York County, Mathews County, Middlesex County, Williamsburg, Newport News or anywhere on the Rt. 17 or I64 corridors, give me a call today. I’m here to help you out.