'Baroque music' perfect music for traffic

Traffic congestion can turn even responsible drivers into seething, swearing wrecks. Use music in your car to help combat stress.

With the roads congested due to train delays and the new school term fast approaching – don’t get caught in traffic with the wrong music.

Listening to music while driving can be relaxing but if you choose the wrong type of music it can aggravate your mood. The heavy bass music some people play in their cars makes them more aggressive. Any music that gets your heart rate up and stimulates excitement isn’t good for situations where you need to be patient.

Baroque music is said to be very effective at soothing people because the beat is close to the rate of the human pulse. But if you can’t face the thought of classical music, listen to low-key contemporary music instead – specifically music you know won’t get you worked up.