14 Jan Music and car the sound level meter can save you trouble
We all enjoy listening to music during a car trip. It is motivating and gives us the impetus for the day. However, we have to be careful about the volume of the sound. You can equip yourself with a device that measures the noise level so that you don’t take risks while driving.
The sound level meter, a practical tool
The Sound level meter is a tool for measuring sound. Generally, measurements are reported in decibels. This is why the sound level meter is also called a decibel meter. There are several models with different options. Today, most models have a digital display to show the data, some also have a memory to save the readings.
In addition to this, we can find two categories of sound level meters: Class 1 and Class 2. The classification of sound level meters is done according to an international standard. Class 1 devices are generally used to make very accurate measurements, while Class 2 devices are more for personal use or in a workplace to measure noise.
The use of a sound level meter is very useful in certain situations, particularly in the workplace to ensure the hearing health of workers. It is also a good idea to have one at home. In fact, you will be able to measure the sound in your home as well as in your car. If you are accustomed to listening to music at a high level while driving, this can result in a ticket.
Music while driving: a potential danger
You’ve probably already listened to the music “at full volume” while driving. Although we all agree that it is pleasant, you have to be careful. Indeed, too much noise in the cabin can be dangerous.
First, your concentration is impaired and your reflexes may become slower. You therefore expose yourself to risks of accidents that could be avoided.
In addition, you are isolated from your environment. For example, you may not hear another driver honking his horn or an ambulance arriving. In each of these cases, danger is present. If you are controlled by the police, you can be fined 75 euros. In the event of an accident, your insurance may refuse to compensate you.
In the situation where you drive with the windows open, at night, with a high noise level, you risk receiving a third class fine for disturbance at night.