Metal Driver

Metal Driver

New study suggests listening to heavy metal could make you a bad driver

Is it safe to 'rage' responsibly on the roadways?

June 2, 2019

A new study from Auto Express and IAM RoadSmart claims listening to heavy metal music can cause more erratic and dangerous behavior behind the wheel.

They compared tracks from Slipknot, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Tim Shalffcross of IAM Roadsmart said: “What is clear is that the ferocious thrash metal really reduced the ability of the driver to get around the track smoothly. That, and high-energy dance music, are designed to be felt as well as heard, and to be listened to at volume. 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. I 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!”

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