According to this BBC report, listening to fast music can be dangerous to your health. Well, it’s actually according to Israeli researchers, as reported by the BBC. At any rate, they found that:
Listening to fast music in the car may make people drive too quickly as well – increasing their risk of having an accident.
Israeli researchers found drivers who listen to uptempo tunes had more than twice as many accidents as those listening to slower music.
At any rate, this will come as no surprise to anyone who has been screaming about the recent handheld cell while driving prohibitions- doing anything that creates COGNITIVE INTERFERENCE when behind the wheel of a car makes the vehicle more dangerous to you and everyone else on the road. I don’t care if it is eating a burger, picking your nose intently, talking on a cell phone, listening to Metallica at ear bleeding volume, or figuring out every prime number between 1 and 5 bazillion. It is the DISTRACTION, not the activity.