Monday, August 20, 2012

Study Says Singing In The Car Makes You A Bad Driver

Oh no, say it isn't so! A new study says, not only is your singing in the car annoying to other drivers, but you become a worse driver when you sing in the car.

What? No more Def Leppard or Elton John singalongs? What about "Call Me Maybe" then? Nope, and no other songs either. Researchers at an Australian university say that when you sing while driving, your subjective mental workload increases, your detection of peripheral activities drops and even your speed falls. Here's more on this study.

1 comment:

vanillajane said...

Singing in the car AND when working AND while shopping AND when pondering one's existence AND while doing mundane life things is just fine... In fact it's Mighty fine.

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