Honda introduced the new Honda Passport cars that can drive through tough terrains. However, the car company also warns customers of the dangers of driving in tough terrain and with loud music. The banging sound of loud music distracts you from dangerous paths and is therefore advised to turn the volume down when in tight driving situations.
The dangers of tuning in to loud music are not limited to tough cars, it’s also true when driving small cars in busy highways. It’s a bit more manageable if it’s banging to the sounds of your favorite band. So, what’s wrong with blasting your music while driving? Here are some of the reasons why drivers are distracted by loud music.
#1 – Trying to Find Music
We’ve all done it: taken our eyes off the road for a few seconds to change the radio station. If you listen to CDs in your vehicle, you may find yourself rummaging through your CD case for your favorite record while driving down the road. Both are instances of the kind of distractions that might occur while looking for music.
Our music players, no matter how handy they have grown, are still unsafe to use while driving. You may have a basic vehicle radio or use Bluetooth to stream music from your phone.
#2 – Daydreaming & Hypnosis on the Highway
Music evokes memories. Certain music may transport you to a happy memory from your past. When those specific tunes come on, it’s easy to get caught up in recollections or daydreams.
Highway hypnosis is the act of dropping out for a brief period of time while driving. Drivers might get focused on a certain point in front of them and lose sight of the job at hand: properly driving their car. This may happen at any time of day or night if a motorist gets focused on the yellow line.
#3 – Ignoring the presence of emergency vehicles
When a vehicle, such as a fire engine or an ambulance, responds to a call, it is almost always a life-threatening scenario. There’s an issue if you can’t hear their sirens as they approach your bumper. Reduce the volume of the radio! Your blaring music might prevent someone from obtaining life-saving medical treatment. Is it really worth it?