New guy here.
I've been commuting in San Francisco for about a year now, and I'm starting to notice more and more cyclists riding while wearing headphones. I know it's dangerous because it impairs your ability to hear your surroundings, but noone seems to care, or perhaps they just don't know better.
There was a guy the other day with over-the-ear phones. (something I see a few times a week) When we were at a stop light, I got his attention and told him it was dangerous. He said something about it not being as bad as driving while on the phone.
Granted, you're more dangerous to others when you're in a car, but it blows my mind that in this day in age, when laws are being made to reduce distracted driving, so many cyclists in a city like SF sticking up a big finger and riding with headphones.
Anyways. I guess I'm just not sure how to deal with the issue.
Thanks for your thoughts.