A new study published at Confused.com aims to fill the roads with safe, Coldplay-listening drivers. Early data shows that participants that listened to hip-hop on their playlists drover “far more aggressively” than those that favored, say, Jason Mraz.
Simon Moore, a professor of Psychology at London Metropolitan University, reviewed the results and came up with actual parameters: ideally, drivers should keep the volume between 55 to 65 decibels, and the tempo should mimic that of a human heartbeat at around 60 to 80 BPM.
So what does that mean? Well, as evidenced by Confused.com’s safe-driving playlist, it means listening to a lot of life-saving music that might otherwise make you want to die. Norah Jones tops the list, as does Elton John, Bon Iver, and live-action Ambien, Coldplay. Take note: these artists will help you not kill people or yourself, so as long as you don’t perish from sheer boredom.
Watch a brief video of the driving experiment below.
Additionally, Confused.com also listed the 10 most dangerous driving songs, with the #1 spot going to the Black Eyed Peas’ “Hey Mama,” and even Johnny Cash getting a sad kind of recognition for his 1969 single “Get Rhythm.”