Originally Posted by carvedog
Don't blame the music. I ride all the time with music and I don't come close to anyone. A handful of my buddies do too and guess what - no collisions. I don't ride "with" anyone very often, but I maintain awareness and defer to those I am passing.
The whole fault with this lies with an entitled "I own the slopes" point of view. Particularly prevalent among males of this age on skis or board.
Just to clarify, I am not blaming the music. That would be a useless approach. Its the combination of people who don't care about their legal responsibilities on the slopes and music that is dangerous. Its always about personal accountability in my opinion.
I will say though.....many states have made it illegal to operate an automobile with headphones/earbuds on. Colorado is one such state. Mitigating risk at high speeds requires as many senses as possible on crowded slopes.