Are some songs safer to drive to than others? That's what a recent experiment suggests. The British website Confused.com had four men and four women each drive 500 miles, listening to music only during the second half of their journey. An app called MotorMate that uses GPS monitored drivers' speed, acceleration, and braking. The results: Driving styles changed with the music the subjects heard. The safest driving occurred during songs that mimicked the human heartbeat, at about 60 to 80 beats per minute, like Coldplay's "The Scientist" and Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" (see chart). By contrast, the women drove aggressively when listening to fast hip-hop music, and one male driver speeded when he heard heavy metal. For some reason, those who listened to classical music drove most erratically. No research yet on what happens to your driving when listening to news and sports.
Confused.com's Safest Driving Songs:
"Come Away With Me""...