Anyone who has studied at the driving school (and those who didn’t go, too) know that to distract the driver while driving is not worth it. Of course, safety on the road depends not only this, but it should be noted that any distractions can be a threat that will lead to a crash. However, even if the driver responsible in the process control of the car, often to go to complete silence no one wants. Therefore, in order to avoid this, very often in the car playing music. But not every song that’s called, “equally useful”. And some of them, according to the findings of Chinese scientists to listen to driving quite dangerous.
What song is dangerous to listen to driving a car
Not long ago, experts from South China University of technology published the results of its mosshtabnoy research. During the year they tried to find out which tracks are the most dangerous while driving. And if to be more precise, the aim was to identify the composition and genres, which have negative influence on the style of driving, making it more aggressive.
In order to determine this, scientists at the famous platform Spotify has selected the 96 most popular songs in various genres, from calm pop to aggressive rock. It was chosen not just the most popular songs. Was considered also the tempo of the song, the most pronounced musical instruments, vocals and so on.
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In the course of the study, the volunteers offered to drive the track in a special car simulator music. It turned out that melody with the rhythm of more than 120 beats per minute, have a negative impact on the driving style, leading to higher speed and more dangerous maneuvers. On average, when playing quiet tracks the drivers change the lane about 70 times during the trip. However, when participants listened to music with a higher rhythm, this figure had increased to 140 times of shifts of lanes for the trip. Based on these data, scientists have compiled a few top songs and bespatno dangerous to listen to while driving. And what kind of music you’re behind the wheel? Write your options in our chat in Telegram.
Song of greatest danger:
- American Idiot – Green Day
- Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
- Mr Brightside – The Killers
- Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers
- Born to run – Bruce Springsteen
Songs, audition which is safe behind the wheel:
- Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
- Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
- God’s Plan – Drake
- Africa – Toto
- Location – Khalid
It is worth noting that the “analyzer” first list American Idiot authored by Green Day has a rhythm to 189 beats per minute. Moreover, such tracks forced the participants to go an average of 8-10 miles an hour faster. Safest same song was recognized as the Stairway to Heaven from Led Zeppelin. Meanwhile, the scientists also noted that total silence while driving irritated many drivers, so to completely turn off the music while driving is not worth it. And don’t forget to wear your seat belt. Good luck on the road!