We all love listening to music while in the car. If people didn't, I would be out of the job! Yet, I've always wondered...do some songs impact your driving skills. Well, I guess I wasn't the only one thinking that as South China University Of Technology has discovered that songs with a fast tempo of 120BPM or higher are more likely to make you drive faster and take more risks.
According to the study, The study involved drivers negotiating their way along a simulated six-lane motorway either in silence or while listening to a range of music. The average number of times the participants switched lanes in 20 minutes was 70 times. That number doubled when the drivers were listening to rock music. Researchers also found that their speed increased by an average of 5 miles per hour above the limit with rock on the stereo.
Well, what were the results? The most dangerous was Green Day and their song, American Idiot. The least dangerous song? That would be Led Zeppelin's, Stairway To Heaven.
Check out below for the top 5 -
The top five most dangerous songs to drive to are as follows:
- Green Day – ‘American Idiot’
- Miley Cyrus – ‘Party In The USA’
- The Killers – ‘Mr Brightside’
- The Chainsmokers – ‘Don’t Let Me Down’
- Bruce Springsteen – ‘Born To Run’
The five least dangerous songs to drive to are:
- Led Zeppelin – ‘Stairway To Heaven’
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Under The Bridge’
- Drake – ‘God’s Plan’
- Toto – ‘Africa’
- Khalid – ‘Location’