10 top most dangerous driving songs
A recent study by car insurance group Confused.com has revealed the top 10 most dangerous songs to drive to. But what defines a track as dangerous and how does this hinder ones driving?
Well, the experiment contained eight participants, four men and four women, each asked to drive 500 miles each – the first 250 miles with no music and the second 250 with. One of the female participant’s began driving erratically once listening to a hip-hop playlist, this included aggressive acceleration and sudden braking.
Meanwhile, one of the male drivers’ reacted to the heavy metal playlist, driving faster than any other participant. And although you’d assumed the classical playlist would have a subdued affect on the drivers, well think again. The experiment showed that both a male and female’s driving performance heavily depleted; rapidly accelerating and braking harsh.
The experiment was captured on video and later reviewed by London University psychologist Dr. Simon Moore. He identified common trends in the music.
“Music that is noisy, upbeat and increases your heart rate is a deadly mix.
“Fast beats can cause excitement and arousal that can lead to concentrate more on the music than the road.
“In addition, a fast tempo can cause people to subconsciously speed up to match the beat of the song.
“Also, listening to music you don’t like can cause stress and distraction and this also negatively affects driving.” Said Dr Moore.
What do you think? Does you or your partner’s driving attitudes change to the beat of the music?
Top 10 dangerous driving songs
1. Hey Mama – The Black Eyed Peas
2. Dead on Arrival – Fall Out Boy
3. Paper Planes – M.I.A
4. Walkie Talkie Man – Steriogram
5. Paradise City - Guns N’ Roses
6. How You Remind Me – Nickelback
7. Hit the Road, Jack – Ray Charles
8. Get Rhythm – Johnny Cash
9. Heartless – Kanye West
10. Young, Wild and Free – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa (feat. Bruno Mars)