Let’s face it, we’re all guilty of turning up our music just a bit louder when our favorite tracks come on. It’s hard not to let the music take over as you scream lyrics from the top of your lungs out the car windows. However, according to a recent study, certain songs by Green Day, the Killers and more could put you at risk for dangerous driving.
Check out the study’s most—and least—dangerous tracks to drive to below.
According to a new study published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, songs with 120BMP or higher are more likely to make you drive faster and thus risk dangerous maneuvers.
Participants in the study drove along a simulated six-lane road while listening to a variety of music. The average number of times these participants switch lanes was 20 times in a time frame of 70 minutes.
While listening to rock music, researchers saw that number almost double. The speed of the participants also increased by an average of 5 miles per hour over the speed limit.
Is it even possible not to listen to music while driving?
In a study conducted by vehicle finance provider Moneybarn, less than 30% of the most popular road trip songs are actually considered “safe” to drive to.
“It’s really interesting to see how something as innocent as choosing a road trip playlist could potentially have a negative impact on your driving,” says Moneybarn’s Head of Marketing Tim Schwarz.
According to the Moneybarn’s results, these are the top 5 most dangerous songs to listen to while driving:
Top 5 Dangerous Driving Songs:
Green Day – “American Idiot”
Miley Cyrus – “Party In The USA”
The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”
The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Bruce Springsteen – “Born To Run”
And here are your top 5 safest songs to drive to:
Top 5 Safest Driving Songs:
Led Zeppelin – “Stairway To Heaven”
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under The Bridge”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Toto – “Africa”
Khalid – “Location”
Moneybarn has also created an interactive website looking into the most dangerous songs and radio stations to listen to while driving. You can check that out here.
Recently, Green Day announced they would be hitting the road with Fall Out Boy and Weezer for the Hella Mega Tour.
In addition to the fire announcement, Green Day issued “Father Of All…” the lead track from their thirteenth studio record of the same name. The followup to 2016’s Revolution Radio is slated for release February 7, 2020 via Reprise/Warner with preorders available here.
The general public can purchase tickets beginning Friday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com. VIP packages will be available next week.
Green Day dates:
03/08 – Singapore, SG @ Singapore Indoor StadiUM
03/11 – Bangkok, TH @ Impact Arena
03/14 – Manila, PH @ Mall of Asia Arena
03/17 – Taipei, TW @ Taipei Arena
03/20 – Hong Kong, CN @ Asia World Expo
03/22 – Seoul, KR @ Jamsil Indoor Gym
03/25 – Osaka, JP @ Intex
03/27 – Tokyo, JP @ Makuhari, Messe
03/24 – Moscow, RU V Spartak Stadium
05/27 – Helsinki, FI @ Suvilhati
05/29 – Stockholm, SE @ Tele2 Arena
05/31 – Alesund, NO @ Colorline Stadium
06/03 – Berlin, D [email protected] Wuhlheide (with Weezer)
06/10 – Milan, IT @ Ippodromo San Siro (with Weezer)
06/13 – Paris, FR @ La Defense Arena
06/14 – Groningen, NL @ Tadspark
06/17 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
06/21 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium
06/24 – Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park
06/26 – London, UK @ London Stadium
06/27 – Huddersfield, UK @ The John Smith’s Stadium
06/29 – Dublin, IE @ RDS Arena
THE HELLA MEGA TOUR with Weezer and Fall Out Boy
07/17 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
07/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
07/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
07/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
07/28 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
07/31 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
08/01 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
08/05 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
08/06 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
08/08 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
08/16 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/19 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
08/21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
08/22 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
08/24 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
08/27 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
Do you think listening to rock music is likely to make you a more dangerous driver? Would you be able to drive around without listening to music? Sound off your thoughts in the comments below!