Study Finds Listening To Heavy Metal Can Impact Driving

A study has found that listening to heavy metal while driving can have bad impact.

Pop music was the best to listen to in the car, according to research conducted by Auto Express magazine and road safety charity IAM RoadSmart.

“What is clear is that the ferocious thrash metal really reduced the ability of the driver to get around the track smoothly,” said IAM RoadSmart expert Tim Shallcross.

“That, and high-energy dance music, are designed to be felt as well as heard, and to be listened to at volume,” he added. “It’s clear neither help when it comes to making exacting driving manoeuvres.”

Volume is the major factor for concentration and has a big effect in driving, in Shallcross’ opinion.

Shallcross said he would “certainly advise drivers to dial down the noise when making a manoeuvre – and save the thrash metal for later in the day, or night!”

The study compared driving habits while listening to songs by Slipknot, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Johann Sebastian Bach.

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