Thursday, 29 September 2011 finds half of car drivers could not cope without music has revealed 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 install 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 'Dakota' (5th).

Gareth Kloet, Head of Car Insurance at 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."

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