When you think of the causes of serious car accidents, you probably think of common issues like texting and driving or impaired driving. There’s good reason for this, as these two factors account for thousands and thousands of fatal accidents every year — and many more serious injury crashes.
However, don’t assume that there is ever a lack of reasons for car accidents, as many more obscure and overlooked issues cause crashes every day. Many drivers do not even know that what they’re doing is dangerous, so increasing awareness about these topics can help reduce accident numbers. It can also help you know how fault should be determined if you’ve been injured.
Fast music and fast cars
For instance, researchers have studied how music can impact driving. This is an important area of focus because almost everyone turns on music in their car. It’s one of the most popular ways to pass the time and alleviate boredom.
If that music exceeds 120 beats per minute, though, people have a tendency to drive faster. They would also change lanes more often and drive dangerously and recklessly a greater percentage of the time. All told, researchers determined that when motorists turn on fast, loud music, it makes you statistically more likely to get involved in a serious crash.
Has an aggressive driver hit you?
If you have been injured in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, their music choice could be to blame. It’s important for you to know about all of your legal options to seek financial compensation.