Listening to Music while Driving can Cause Road Accidents: An Advice to Malaysian Vehicle Drivers
Despite the fact that many people think listening to music while driving is not dangerous, the research shows that it can be very dangerous and cause accidents because it has been found as a source of in-vehicle distraction. If you want to stay safe on the road, the best thing to do is to stop listening to music while driving. Listening to music while driving is dangerous and can cause serious accidents. This is especially true in Malaysia, where the roads are often congested and the driving conditions are less than ideal. Listening to music while driving distracts the driver from the task at hand, which is to focus on the road and ensure that everyone arrives safely at their destination. It is important to remember that even a momentary lapse in concentration can have fatal consequences. Therefore, it is essential to stop listening to music in the car and focus on the road. By doing so, we can help to prevent accidents and keep our loved ones safe.
Till October 2022, there were almost 402,626 car accidents with 4,379 fatalities as recorded by Malaysian Police. The worrisome point is a 63.16 % increase in car accidents as compared to last year which is a significant uprise that should be seriously considered by traffic authorities in Malaysia. Many of these were caused by drivers who were distracted by music. Listening to music can take your attention away from the road, and it can also make it difficult to hear other sounds, like horns or sirens. If you desire to listen to music while driving, make sure to keep the tunes low-keyed enough that you can still hear what's going on around you. And if you're ever in doubt, it's always better to err on the side of caution and stop the music altogether. Your safety is more important than any song.
There are plenty of other ways to enjoy your music without risking your safety or the safety of others on the road. Drivers should take heed and avoid listening to music while driving whenever possible. Stop listening to music if it starts to impair your ability to drive safely. When in doubt, pull over and take a break. It’s not worth putting yourself or others at risk just to listen to a song.
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