Are you one of those who love listening to music at full blast when driving around? Music of slow tempo and safe volume has a calming effect and decreases boredom but when music in the car is too loud, it can put you in a lot of danger. What might seem like a fun and harmless activity might turn your whole life upside down. Listening to loud music is a form of distracted driving as it hampers your reaction time and hence it may be the primary cause of many serious accidents.
When you are behind the wheel it is expected that your reaction times are optimal at all times. Beyond the direct physical effect of delayed reaction time, in general, loud music inside the car while driving is a distraction. With loud music the driver can’t hear horns or an emergency siren which might be warning you about a potentially dangerous situation. In addition, drivers that play loud music in their cars tend to speed. A research was conducted that proved true that if tempo of the music is more than 120 beats per minute then you will accelerate more. Loud music increases the risk-taking ability of the driver such as changing lanes suddenly, running red lights, etc. Overall, it has been seen that there can be dire consequences for those who choose to listen to loud music inside their cars while driving. In case an accident is caused because the driver was distracted listening to music, then legal actions against the driver for recklessness and negligence can be very harsh.
Consequences of Listening to Loud Music while Driving
Loud music might make you miss seeing a vehicle in your blind spot, in that split second your reaction time may drop dramatically, resulting in a collision with the rear-end vehicle. You might get severely injured in such a collision and also cause injury to someone else. Listening to loud music can be a hobby for when you are home because your safety and the safety of those with whom you share the road are in your hands. Due to the delayed reactions while listening to loud music, distracted drivers are some of the most dangerous people on the road as accidents caused by them usually occur at high speed and result in maximum damage. This is the reason why injuries sustained in these kinds of accidents are devastating, tragic and in some cases even deadly.
Legal Help for Loud Music Distracted Driving Incidents
Getting involved in a car accident can be a life-altering event. An injury caused by distracted driving can be serious and may lead to expensive hospital bills and time spent away from work. If you or any of your known were involved in a car accident that was caused because the driver was distracted due to music, phone etc then do not hesitate to seek legal help. Siler & Ingber’s team has personal injury lawyers who will be able to help you receive compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and the physical & mental trauma. Call today for a free evaluation of your case and to learn about the first steps that you need to take to get the desired outcome from the lawsuit you plan to file.