August 3, 2012

Don't Sing and Drive, Researchers Warn

Gemma Black, Cosmos Magazine


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SYDNEY: Drivers slow down and take longer to react to potential hazards when they listen and sing along to music, according to new research.

The findings, from the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) in Melbourne and published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, suggest that drivers should think twice before turning up the volume of their favourite song next time they’re on the road.

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TAGGED: Singing, Safety, Driving