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WATCH: Here's why we turn down the volume down to 'drive better'

2019-04-23 11:54
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Have you noticed that when you have to park into a tight space, or have to reverse out of a driveway, the volume is usually turned down automatically, or you'll find yourself putting the music softer.

Or, you inform your passengers to pipe down because you need to concentrate?

READ: Could silence be the best in-car noise? Blasting your favourite tune could cause a “Crash, Boom, Bang!”

When you're driving down the highway and feel lost or unsure of what exit to take, instead of reaching for a map you turn down the music instead.

The video above explains why during multitasking your brain has you reach for the radio knob instead of anything else. The video also explains that driving is a simple task but can become more complicated when you are distracted behind the wheel.

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