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Music can and does cause car accidents

On Behalf of | Jul 5, 2022 | Auto Accidents

Do you enjoy listening to music when you drive your car? This may seem like an obvious question, as most people do. But therein lies a significant problem. 

The issue is that music has been connected to driving mistakes. One of the most common mistakes people make when listening to music is simply driving too fast. If your music is over 120 beats per minute, it can subconsciously cause you to speed up and break the speed limit without even realizing it.

Related mistakes

Speeding isn’t the only issue. A driver who is intently listening to a song that they love may not be paying enough attention to the road, and that could count as distracted driving. Someone who is listening to aggressive music may start to make more aggressive moves behind the wheel, such as passing when there isn’t enough space to do so or tailgating the car ahead of them.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t listen to music, but it means that a lot of pop music and rock music just make the drive more dangerous. It’s better to stick to songs that are slower, which could calm you down and may actually make you a better driver.

Everyone listens to music

You can already see what the big safety issue is here. The vast majority of people listen to music at some time when they’re in the car. Even if you don’t, this means you’re still in danger of being hit by one of these drivers. If you suffer injuries, you may need to seek financial compensation. This can help to cover your medical bills and other costs.