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Originally Posted by Bmach
Has anyone ever heard of a cyclist wearing earbuds/headphone being struck by a car? Of all the car cyclist accidents I have read about there was never a mention of it.
No, my personal conclusion to not wear earphones was formed by personal experience trying them, they made me feel isolated from my environment, and from encounters with others wearing them who clearly had compromised situational awareness.
One of the primary reasons I prefer bicycles, and motorcycles over other forms of transportation is specifically because I feel immersed in my environment, and headphones diminish that experience, might as well be in a car.