Music: Is It a Factor in Speeding?

A speeding ticket can be as big a pain as bad credit can be. With nearly two million people dying in speeding-related accidents per year, you would think this would be something drivers would be more wary of. Unfortunately, there are many things that can distract you while you’re in the driver’s seat.

At Auto Credit Express, we want to help you be the best driver you can be out there on the open roads. So below we discuss one surprising element that may cause you to speed without realizing it. Nearly all people today listen to music while driving. But can the type of music you listen to cause you to get a speeding ticket?Music and Speeding

Turn Down that Dial

Many studies have been done to observe drivers and their habits on the roads. Just about every study has shown that loud music is major contributor to not only distracted driving, but speeding too. The loud volumes can cause your heart rate to increase and may lead you to be more concentrated on the music instead of the road and traffic around you. So perhaps the first way to help cut down on the distractions while you’re driving is to simply turning down the dial on the stereo.

Rock, Pop, or Hip-Hop?

The fuzzy area in the studies seems to be what type of music can cause speeding. Nearly all the studies agreed though, that fast and upbeat music can cause you to lose focus on the road and traffic around you. So here are a few things to consider before plugging in your phone or mp3 player:

  • Make a playlist of music that is quieter, but are still songs you enjoy.
  • If you notice certain songs draw your focus off the road, avoid them.
  • In heavy or bad traffic, the best music may be no music.

As We See It

Music may have an affect on our driving habits, but bad credit doesn’t need to affect your next vehicle purchase. Bad credit auto financing is easy to find using our online application. We’ll do the hard work for you by finding a local auto dealer that will be happy to get you into a newer automobile. Here at Auto Credit Express bad credit, low credit, and even no credit are problems of the past. Apply today!

Posted on January 17, 2014 by in General
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