Music and speed


Jessica Lewis

Maybe it’s just my imagination, but I think there is a direct correlation between the volume of your music and the speed of your car. The sound and beat of the song also plays a role, but volume I think is the key component.

Let me start off by saying I have never received a speeding ticket. (Knock on wood.) That’s not a challenge or a boast, I just never have. I like to think it’s because I’m not a reckless driver, but who knows for sure.

Despite that fact, I’ve found that no matter how thoughtful I am, when a good song comes on the radio and I crank up the volume, my foot automatically pushes the accelerator just a little further toward the floor. It’s even worse if I’m singing along with the song at the top of my lungs.

That may be a problem when I’m driving in the car, but the same is true when I’m exercising, riding my bike or going for a jog. If the song is okay, I’ll go, but probably not that fast. If it’s a great song that I can turn up loud and sing along to, (even if I’m a little out of breath) I go as fast as I can.

I’m sure it looks amusing to the people driving by or those at the gym who see me silently singing along to all of my favorites, but it puts a smile on my face and a skip in my step. I think scientist should research this feeling and put it in pill form, we might end up with the next energy pill, diet plan or maybe just a speeding ticket.