Are you going for a long journey? Or maybe you are stuck in traffic again and you are wondering how to make the next few minutes more pleasant? Practically every driver you ask answers that he or she cannot imagine driving in silence. So what do we listen to behind the wheel?
This is probably the most important piece of advice when it comes to choosing music while driving. We know our own tastes in music best. We know what relaxes us and what energizes us, so let’s focus on that. We know what relaxes us and what energizes us so let’s focus on that. After all, music is for us and we are its most important recipients. Even if we’re not travelling alone, we need to remember that we, as drivers, and our moods are the most important. So why not create a few playlists for different situations? One for driving in the rain and another for driving in the sun, another for daytime and another for nighttime. This range of options allows us to feel good behind the wheel in all circumstances!
While we may think that music has no direct impact on our driving style or safety, the truth is quite different. Sound as an external stimulus affects us to an incredibly large extent. So despite our preferences, it is worth keeping in mind a few rules and tips, valuable for every driver who cares about making the road a safe place for everyone.
1. If you are traveling late or simply exhausted after a day spent at work, it is better to resign from slow and sleepy tones. Let the songs you choose wake you up and give you energy for the journey ahead, not the other way around…
2. Don’t choose songs that are too strong or impulsive. The music played should not quicken our pulse and encourage us to drive faster and more daringly.
3. Clearly audible instruments – preferably guitar and drums. It is said that songs that meet this rule have a good effect on concentration and driving style.
A sober mind behind the wheel is extremely important, so take these few tips to heart.
What if you have a long road trip planned with a small child and are worried about how it will go? In this case, music in the car can do a lot! Put on a playlist with children’s songs or fairy tales – preferably ones that the whole family knows. Singing along makes the ride go by much faster! And when the baby gets cranky and sleepy? Turn down the music and play a quieter tune, but make sure the music doesn’t put you to sleep.
We already know that music affects our driving, so the question is how to listen to it? Should we listen to the radio or maybe to the increasingly popular Spotify? There are plenty of solutions for listening to your favorite songs.
Radio gives us the opportunity to listen to music from different genres, including the ones we don’t listen to every day. Who knows, maybe in this way we will get to know new fantastic pieces? In addition, a big advantage of radio is the most important traffic news given in real time.
Currently, most cars also have the ability to play music from the phone. So let’s create playlists with our favorite hits. In case of lack of time or ideas we can also help ourselves with “ready-made” which are available, for example, on YouTube.
On the Internet you can find many titles chosen most often by drivers, these are just some of them: