Music And Driving Go Together For Many
Published: 27 September 2011 By Julian Stone Leave a Comment
The majority of drivers need the music on whilst driving but is their valuable music equipment safe from thieves?
Confused.com polled 2000 motorists and found that 55% of them sing along to music in the cat with Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ the in car favourite tune.
Other top classics for the car include Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf and Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna.
The worry perhaps is that quite a number of drivers admit that listening to music whilst driving makes them drive faster – hopefully not so fast that a speeding penalty is incurred.
As Gareth Kloet, Head of Car Insurance at Confused.com comments: “Having music on in the car has grown into a modern tradition and while we would, of course, encourage all drivers to concentrate on the road, we like happy drivers who enjoy being in their cars.
“Just make sure to hide away your valuable music equipment when leaving your car as it can be an invitation to thieves.”
MoneyHighStreet comments: “Our team favourite for music in the car is ‘Ace of Spades’ by Motorhead which came in at number 7 in the Confused.com poll. As Gareth says though whatever the music you like listening to, make sure you concentrate whilst driving and protect your valuables too.
“Don’t be tempted to break the speed limit either. Whilst many motorists who get caught for speeding are opting for training rather than penalty points, a speeding conviction adds an average of 17% to the cost of car insurance and this will continue to rise the more convictions you get.
When you buy car insurance make sure the policy provides the cover you need and take time to compare what’s available at what price – don’t try to save money opting for the cheapest if it doesn’t actually protect you as you need.