Category Driving music

Music while driving linked with dangerous decision making

According to researchers, teenage drivers who hear very loud music such as rock and rap are at an increase risk of crashing their vehicles. These teenagers make more errors of judgment and miscalculate distance while listening to their favorite music. Among these music lovers, men are more likely to cause an accident because of their errors and mistakes than women.

The study conducted by these researchers involved 85 teenage drivers and asked them to drive vehicles on 6 different routes that required 40 minute driving. On 2 of these routes, drivers could listen to music of their own choice while on another 2 trips; they were made to hear soft background music that was designed to improve safety. They did not listen to any music on the remaining two trips...

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