|Microphone Bouqet by Corwyn Lund|
Almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of safe drivers – those with four or more accident free years – claimed that the music they listened to soothed them while driving, making them feel calmer and more relaxed. A quarter (24 per cent) said that music actually aided their concentration.
“Singing while driving stimulates not only the mind but also the body which in turn produces heightened alertness and reduced fatigue...So to stay safer while you drive sing songs on the radio you like; listen to happy music you know while avoiding songs that are angry or overly complex.
The Privilege Insurance research also finds, however, that some music can be distracting, so it is important that drivers choose music which is recognisable to them..." "...and will put them in a positive mood. Choosing the right music can actually boost concentration and increase considerate, safe driving.”
This has worked for me for the 7 years I've been driving now. I've been pulled over once (I was 17) without getting a ticket and have only been in 1 car accident (that wasn't my fault) and it left my car driveable and only bruised.
This morning on the way to work almost every song on the radio related to me and Shawn and made me all mushy! Like the Cranberries "Dreams."