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Music may be the cause of some Milwaukee distracted driving accidents. However, a new study suggests that music is not as distracting as talking on a cell phone, and in some instances may even make drivers safer.

The Truth About Listening to Music in the Car: The Results of the Study

The study, completed by a Dutch environmental and traffic psychologist found that music:

  • Does not seem to slow down the response time of drivers.
  • May improve concentration in certain situations.
  • May prevent boredom and keep a driver’s energy up.

Researchers found that unlike a conversation on a cell phone or with a passenger, music can fade into the background when a driver needs to concentrate on driving safely.

In the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet studied the issue of whether music is safe to listen to while driving. There are admitted limitations to the Dutch study. However, researchers have uncovered important information that may indicate that all possible “distractions” do not create an equal risk of danger for drivers.

Call a Milwaukee Car Crash Lawyer If You’ve Been Hurt in a Distracted Driving Accident

While listening to music may not be a distraction, looking down to change the radio station, change the CD, or select a new playlist can be distracting and can cause serious crashes. If you have been hurt in a Milwaukee car wreck then you deserve to know the facts about what happened to you and your possible recovery. Please call a Wisconsin auto accident attorney today at 800-800-5678 and please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims, for more information.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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