Music is important while driving

Posted on Thursday, 17 January 2013 , 08:01:15 byEmil

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Music is important while driving

According to a study, the music we listen while driving can influence the way we drive. This affirmation is also available in a lot of other situations as well. The study was carried by UK car and financial site What did the specialists do? They used their MotorMate app to monitor driving behavior for a 500-mile road trip. Eight participants were asked to drive the first half without music, while the second half was accompanied by different genres of tunes from classical to heavy metal, for more diversity. The results were very clear. The Heavy metal caused a male driver to go a lot faster. One of the female drivers when listened to hip-hop managed to crank up the aggression and a classical playlist caused two other drivers to be more erratic than when there was no music at all.

The findings were analyzed by psychologist from the London University. According to the specialist, the music that is noisy, upbeat and increases the heart rate is a deadly combination. The fast beats usually cause excitement and arousal that can lead to concentrate more on the music than on the road. The perfect beat is the one that matches perfectly to the driving. The ideal driving rhythm is believed to be that which matches the human heart rate, about 60 to 80 beats per minute.

We even have a list of songs that might cause a lot of trouble when driving. We will begin with Hey Mama by The Black Eyed Peas, followed by Dead on Arrival by the Fall Out Boys and Paper Planes by M.I.A. the list continues with Hit the Road Jack by Ray Charles and How You Remind Me by Nickleback. The songs that are suited for driving include Come Away With Me by Norah Jones, and other ones played by Coldplay, Elton John, Radiohead and Jason Mraz. Bruno Mars managed to appear on both lists. autoblog