Confused.com Finds Half Of Car Drivers Could Not Cope Without Music
Released on: September 29, 2011, 5:46 pm
Confused.com has revealed that drivers in the UK are music
fanatics who can't cope without songs on a car journey according to a
new poll by the price comparison expert. 53% of respondents said they
'couldn't cope' without music in the car and wouldn't buy a car
without a stereo. A further 34% said if they bought a car that didn't
have a stereo they would be installing one pretty quickly.
55% of drivers sing along to music in the car and 27% tap along to the beat with
their hands or feet. Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' was found to be the favourite
in-car tune, closely followed by another Queen classic, 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
16% of drivers say they drive faster when they have music on and among men that
rises to 20%, or 1 in 5.
'Don't Stop Me Now' is the favourite driving song of both men and women but the
list differs after that with women choosing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (2nd); 'Shut Up
and Drive' (3rd); 'Bat out of Hell' (4th) and 'Fast Car' (5th) while men chose
'Bat out of Hell' (2nd); 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (3rd); 'Ace of Spades' (4th) and
Gareth Kloet, Head of Car Insurance at Confused.com
said: "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."
Notes to Editors:
The poll of 2000 drivers in the UK was carried out by Onepoll on behalf of
Confused.com and all figures have been rounded to the nearest 1%. Visit Confused.com
for more information on the top 10 driving songs found in the
poll or contribute to the discussion on the Confused.com Facebook profile.
Confused.com was the UK's first price comparison site for car insurance.
Confused.com is one of the biggest and most popular price comparison services.
Launched in 2002, it generates over one million quotes per month. It has expanded
its range of comparison products over the last couple of years to include home
insurance, travel insurance, pet insurance, van insurance, motorbike insurance,
breakdown cover and energy, as well as financial services products including credit
cards, loans, mortgages and life insurance.
Confused.com is not a supplier, insurance company or broker. It provides a free,
objective and unbiased comparison service. It has developed a series of intelligent
web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk factors to help customers with
their decision-making, subsequently finding them great deals on a wide-range of
insurance products, financial services, utilities and more.
Confused.com is owned by the Admiral Group plc. Admiral listed on the London Stock
Exchange in September 2004. Confused.com is regulated by the FSA.
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