http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics/New-California-DMV-Laws-for-2015-363392221.html It will be illegal to wear earbuds or headsets while driving a vehicle or riding a bicycle in the state of California. SB 491 does not apply to drivers in emergency vehicles or those drivers wearing covering for safety reasons. A new law allows electric bicycles to use roads similar to other bicycle riders. Under AB 1096 the California Vehicle Code will consider an electric bicycle as one with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts. Companies making the bikes will need to certify that they have specified requirements. Electric bicycle riders will also have access to bicycle routes used by non-electric bikes.