Music Doesn't Hurt Driving Performance, Study Suggests

Tunes on CD, radio might even boost focus in some situations, researcher says

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"There are some limitations to the study. It's a driver simulation versus driving in the real world, so I'm not sure how well these findings would translate into a real-life situation," she said. "And, overall, I'm just not sure that there is enough information here to recommend listening to music when you drive."

U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration spokesman Derrell Lyles said the agency could not comment on Unal's conclusions, given that "the agency has not studied the issue."

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