Here’s another novel study done by American Trucks. Do iOS and Android users listen to music at different volumes while driving? Never crossed my mind, if I’m honest. But let’s take a look anyway.
The study focused on distracted driving. And yes, music can be a distraction when you’re supposed to be concentrating on keeping your vehicle shiny side up between the ditches. American Trucks looked at 1,000 drivers (500 iOS users and 500 Android-ers).
- Android users (73%) are most likely to play their music louder when compared to Apple users (69%)
- 59% of Android users are most likely to blast rock music
- 55% of Apple users are most likely to blast pop music
- Rock and pop were top genres among Apple and Android users. Hip-hop and rap were among the top five choices for both
- Metal made the top five drive-time genres for Android users (24%), while Apple users were more likely to choose Indie (29%)
The study goes on to report that Apple users were more likely to have been in an accident that was their fault (19% vs. 16% for Android users). However, Android users were 15% more likely than Apple users to have been in an accident as the result of distracted likely. But Apple users have been in nearly 20% more accidents when they’ve been at fault. Apple users also get slightly more traffic tickets.
I like this stat, too: Apple users say they experience more road rage.