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Does Your Music Put You at Risk of an Auto Accident?

Posted by attorney Michael Gibson

As a parent, you may warn your teens not to listen to the music too loudly while driving. You may also request that they turn the music off completely. Now, a recently released study gives you more reason to make this request, and to watch what you listen to yourself.

The website, recently performed a study that monitored the driving behavior in relation to the music that was being played in the car. Although the study was not entirely scientifically sound, it did have some interesting findings.

Using a mobile application on GPS-enabled cell phones, the company tracked driving behaviors. These behaviors included:

  • Speed
  • Acceleration
  • Deceleration
  • G-rating or cornering
  • Braking

These factors were compared to the music that was being listened to by the driver. The study found that hip hop and heavy metal music caused drivers to come to more sudden stops, accelerate faster, and speed.

The study also put together a list of the top 10 most dangerous songs to drive to.

As an Orlando personal injury law firm, we hear a lot of reasons for causes of Orlando auto accidents. While music does not cause an Orlando accident to happen, it can make driving behavior more risky. Although the findings are not scientific, it may be a good idea to turn down the radio, or change which type of music you and your teen listen to while driving.

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If you’ve been in a recent car accident, contact the reputable team at Michael T. Gibson, P.A. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case. Call us today at 888-465-1577, or fill out the secure online form at the top of this page. Be sure to request a free copy of our guide: Three Mistakes That Wreck Your Auto Accident Case.

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