I probably experience a little of it myself, but I never did it as much as my dad. It might explain why I don't think the Mirage is that loud or why I think the stereo in it sucks. Well it does suck compared to any other car I use, & I use a variety through driver's education, too. When highway driving, some kids actually drive better with the radio on.
I could live without radio in a car. I like the peace & quiet more & more. An inferior radio just annoys me. I tend to drive with the windows down a lot in the summer, too.