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The link between loud music and auto accidents

Whether someone hears their favorite song on the radio or enjoys listening to a particular soundtrack while on the road, many people enjoy listening to music behind the wheel. This can be perfectly safe, but some people get carried away and increase the chances of a crash. For example, a driver may play music very loud, which could make a collision more likely. If you were hit by a driver who was listening to loud music when they collided with you, this factor may need to be presented in court if you move ahead with a lawsuit.

On the road, loud music can increase the probability of a collision for a number of reasons. A driver may be distracted by what they are listening to, and they may cause other drivers to become distracted as well. Music, especially when it is played loud, can also affect a driver’s emotions. For example, a driver may become very excited while listening to music at an extremely high volume.

Music can also interfere with a person’s ability to hear what is going on around them. For example, a driver may be unable to hear another driver honk their horn because their music is being played too loud. These are just some of the ways in which music can cause a crash, and music at any volume can lead to an accident (such as a driver taking their hands off the wheel to adjust the volume, put a CD in or turn the radio station).

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