Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Could Talk Radio Drive You To Drive Poorly?

Could Rush Limbaugh make you crash
your car?
I've blogged in the past about how what you listen to in the car impacts your driving. A new study breaks it down even further, by genres, suggesting that talk radio and R & B could make you a reckless driver. 

The study, done by a website called Kanetix that gives insurance quote comparisons, surveyed 1000 Canadian adults.

It turns out that talk radio may not be a good idea while driving. Nearly half (49%) of drivers who listen to talk radio have had one to three speeding tickets, versus 40% of the driving population. Talk radio listeners have also been at fault in at least one accident 25% of the time. However, hip hop and R&B listeners top the list when it comes to collisions, with 60% claiming to have been in an at fault accident, compared to only 53% nationally.

When it comes to drinking and driving, the study says Country and Classic Rock listeners are more likely to have been charged with a DUI than those who listen to Pop/Top 40 or Alternative Rock.

And there's lots more. What's your favorite genre? This article will tell you how it could affect your driving.

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