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Entertainment Young motorists find it 'near impossible' to drive without music

17:02  23 february  2021
17:02  23 february  2021 Source:   covermg.com

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Belting out your favourite tune while in the privacy of your own car is a pastime most of us enjoy.

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And new research has found that music is actually a vital part of driving - for young people anyway.

In new data collected by Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), it was found that out of the 140 young adults questioned, 80 per cent said it was not only "difficult," but sometimes "near impossible" to concentrate on traffic and road conditions without music playing.

Other findings, published in APA's journal Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain, include 97 per cent of participants reporting they listened to many short songs on long trips, 65 per cent played "fast-paced" music while driving to work, 76 per cent listened to more "liberating" dance songs when on vacation or a trip, and 90 per cent played "upbeat" dance music on the way to a party.

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Nearly all of the group revealed they stay in their car to hear the end of a song when they arrive at their destination.

However, the constant need for music in the car can lead to adverse driving conditions.

"To young drivers 18-29, music in the car isn't just entertainment, it's part of their autosphere whether they're alone or not," said Professor Warren Brodsky, director of the BGU Music Science Lab in the Department of the Arts. "They are so used to constant stimulation and absorbing great amounts of information throughout the day, that they don't question how the type of tunes they play might affect concentration, induce aggressive behaviour, or cause them to miscalculate risky situations."

Doug Seserman, chief executive officer, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, added: "Music is an essential, universal language which we can all appreciate. Undoubtedly, though, the concerns that stem from the results of this study are worth considering."

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