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Coldplay among the safest bands to listen to when driving

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Research has revealed that the songs drivers listen to can influence how safe they are on the roads.

Among the top ten safest songs to drive to is The Scientist by Coldplay. Come Away With Me by Norah Jones, I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith and Tiny Dancer by Elton John also feature.

Each of the songs have an optimum tempo of a song for safe driving, mimicing the human heartbeat at around 60 to 80 beats per minute.

The study, also revealed the type of songs that cause motorists to drive dangerously.Music that is noisy, upbeat and increases a driver's heart rate can be a deadly mix.

Top 10 safest songs:

1. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

2. Billionaire Feat. Bruno Mars – Travie McCoy

3. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

4. The Scientist – Coldplay

5. Tiny Dancer – Elton John

6. Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake

7. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

8. Karma Police – Radiohead

9. Never Had a Dream Come True – S Club 7

10. Skinny Love – Bon Iver

The list of the top most unsafe songs:

1. Hey Mama – The Black Eyed Peas

2. Dead on Arrival – Fall Out Boy

3. Paper Planes – M.I.A

4. Walkie Talkie Man – Stereogram

5. Paradise City - Guns N’ Roses

6. How You Remind Me – Nickelback

7. Hit the Road, Jack – Ray Charles

8. Get Rhythm – Johnny Cash

9. Heartless – Kanye West

10. Young, Wild and Free – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa (feat. Bruno Mars)

Fast beats cause drivers to get all excited and take their mind off the road or even to speed up to match the beat.

Hip-hop made a female drivers drive far more aggressive drivers, while heavy metal caused the fastest driving among men.

The experiment involved eight people driving 500 miles each using the confused.com MotorMate app, which monitored driving behaviour through GPS technology.

Images: Rex

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