SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – If you’re used to commuting with earbuds, heads-up: it’s now illegal to drive or bike with them in your ears – even if there’s no music playing.

The new state law, which went into effect Jan. 1, even prohibits you from wearing them on top of your ears.

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It’s already been illegal to wear headphones or earplugs while driving and biking for several years.

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This new law specifies earbuds.

The law excludes people operating construction equipment and emergency vehicles, as well as anyone wearing a hearing aid.

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Technically, it’s still legal to only wear one earbud and drive or bike. But if you pop in the other one and get caught, the fine can be as high as $160.