Car Radios

13 posts
8 Aug 2013
RedChecker
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RedChecker
Why is it that often whenever you hear a loud radio in a car that pulls up to traffic lights or stops to drop someone off etc. the ones that are the loudest aren't listening to music but instead listening to talk radio/new/sports results?

A car has just pulled up in the street outside of my workplace and he's listening to the sports results and it's obscenely loud (he's about 50m away yet it's as loud, if not louder than someone talking right next to me). Surely if you're just listening to a solitary person talking you don't need it that loud? or am I missing something?

Posted 8 Aug 2013
gerryquiff
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gerryquiff
I can't speak for others but I have my radio/cd player VERY loud, so I'm able hear it over the road noise, wind noise, engine and rattles.
Posted 8 Aug 2013
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
It's not loud radios that bug me, it's the fact that the loudest are listening to someone talking rather than music.

Posted 8 Aug 2013
Socialdisaster
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Socialdisast..
I find it much harder to hear talking in the car, than music.

Posted 8 Aug 2013
Kiboko
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Kiboko
I think radios should be banned whilst driving a car. It's a proven fact that listening to anything when you're driving lowers concentration and the level of judgement.
Posted 8 Aug 2013
stolenfaces
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stolenfaces
Kiboko
I think radios should be banned whilst driving a car. It's a proven fact that listening to anything when you're driving lowers concentration and the level of judgement.
That's what Radio 2 is for, there's nothing to listen to, so it doesn't spoil your concentration. What's the difference between a proven fact and any other fact? I think yours is a made-up fact, probably remembered from a radio program that you weren't listening to properly because you were concentrating on driving. Presumably passengers should also be banned as they are proved to be much more disruptive to the concentration than radios (Children are even worse).
Posted 8 Aug 2013
RupertRudd
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RupertRudd
Maybe there are more very deaf drivers than we allow for?

Posted 8 Aug 2013
Kiboko
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Kiboko
stolenfaces

That's what Radio 2 is for, there's nothing to listen to, so it doesn't spoil your concentration. What's the difference between a proven fact and any other fact? I think yours is a made-up fact, probably remembered from a radio program that you weren't listening to properly because you were concentrating on driving. Presumably passengers should also be banned as they are proved to be much more disruptive to the concentration than radios (Children are even worse).


Oh dear, oh dear OH DEAR!!!

PLEASE Neil, take a large dose of HUMOUR pills, - QUICKLY!!!

Posted 8 Aug 2013
cardiff_tog2005
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cardiff_tog2..
You can hear the sound of my 76yr old dad listening to the archers through 17,986 meters of solid steel !

Posted 8 Aug 2013
tonycsm
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tonycsm
Kiboko

I think radios should be banned whilst driving a car. It's a proven fact that listening to anything when you're driving lowers concentration and the level of judgement.


I'd be interested in your source of proven fact which confirms that listening to a radio, actually reduces concentration/judgement levels whilst driving!

If that is the case then I wonder if statistics also support the probability that families or groups of people in cars are more likely to have accidents than single occupants?

Posted 8 Aug 2013
stolenfaces
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stolenfaces
tonycsm
I'd be interested in your source of proven fact which confirms that listening to a radio, actually reduces concentration/judgement levels whilst driving! If that is the case then I wonder if statistics also support the probability that families or groups of people in cars are more likely to have accidents than single occupants?
Apparently the comment was a joke !
Posted 8 Aug 2013
Kiboko
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Kiboko
Flipping heck,. that's TWO people now who think I was serious! Beggars belief really. Sorry I spoke, the twinkle in my eye and the smile obviously didn't permeate the reality of the written word. Lighten up guys!

Posted 8 Aug 2013
tonycsm
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tonycsm
stolenfaces

Apparently the comment was a joke !


Silly me....I must have missed the smiley!
Posted 8 Aug 2013
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