Well you wouldn’t be alone, as a new survey has found that 56 per cent of motorists have been spotted singing while driving in traffic. That’s on top of 64 per cent of Brits saying that they love to sing at the wheel, according to the survey of 2,000 motorists by Volkswagen Financial Services.
The findings also discovered that younger people were more inclined to belt out their favourite tunes while in the car, though overall it was ‘80s and ‘90s music that was the most popular genre for drivers, accounting for 33 and 30 per cent respectively of what people had playing through their car’s speakers.
Meanwhile Welsh motorists were those most inclined to have a singalong, with 69 per cent saying they do this while behind the wheel, more than any other location.
Drivers said the top reasons for listening to music while driving was to help them unwind (40 per cent), prevent boredom (36 per cent) and help with concentration (22 per cent).
The study also found out the biggest pet peeves for motorists was other passengers commenting on their driving, which was mentioned by more than half of respondents.
Charlotte Cheeseman, head of marketing at Volkswagen Financial Services UK, said: “Our personal vehicles have become more important than ever over the past 18 months but it’s wonderful to see that the time we spend in our cars is being used positively, too.
“Britain’s love of driving is clearly alive and well and as commuting starts to become more frequent, I’m sure lots of people are looking forward to expressing themselves with more solo singalongs!
“I think our research highlights that car journeys allow people to escape from everyday life and these insights illustrate the power of having a private space in which to relax on a regular basis.”