A new study claims people who listen to Bruce Springsteen while driving are more likely to speed

Publish Date
Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 3:06PM

Music and driving have gone together since the first car radio was introduced around 1930.

What would a road trip be without tunes?

But if you love listening to "the Boss" while driving, you may want to rethink that ...

Because apparently listening to Bruce Springsteen makes you drive not only faster but also more dangerously.

Yes, you read that right.

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A new study placed participants in a driving simulator for 20 minutes while exposing them to various types of music, or none at all. 

The research found that when listening to music faster than 120 beats per minute, drivers changed lanes twice as often and increased their speed to 5 mph (8 kph) above the limit.

Lead researcher Qiang Zeng of South China University said: "Deviation of speed and frequency of lane crossing were higher when driving under the influence of rock music than that when driving under the influence of light music or an absence of music."

Top 5 Most Dangerous Driving Songs:
1. ‘American Idiot’ – Green Day
2. ‘Party in the U.S.A.’ – Miley Cyrus
3. ‘Mr. Brightside’ – The Killers
4. ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ – The Chainsmokers
5. ‘Born to Run’ – Bruce Springsteen

Top 5 Least Dangerous Driving Songs:
1. ‘Stairway to Heaven’ – Led Zeppelin
2. ‘Under the Bridge’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. ‘God’s Plan’ – Drake
4. ‘Africa’ – Toto
5. ‘Location’ – Khalid