Governor Signs Motorcyclist Hearing Protection Bill

(ONN) – Governor Mike DeWine has signed a bill aimed at protecting the hearing of Ohio motorcyclists.

The legislation allows motorcyclists to wear earplugs or earphones for hearing protection while on their bikes.

The House and Senate previously approved the bill and DeWine signed it into law Friday.

Sen. Rob McColley is a Republican from Napoleon.

He says noise from the wind and engines can produce severe hearing damage for motorcyclists.

Under the measure, motorcyclists are permitted to use earplugs or earphones for protection, not entertainment.

Officials say with this protection, motorcyclists will still be able to hear sirens and car horns.