(CONNECTICUT.CBSLOCAL) — Whether it’s your morning commute or just a quick drive to the store, a new study finds that driving is one of life’s most stressful activities.

According to a recent study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Audi, driver responses in heart rate, face movements, skin conductance and other health vitals – were given a stress level on par with that of a person skydiving.

“In addition to daily driving conditions, we are measuring stress levels under a variety of daily activities: at home , in the office, while having breakfast or attending a lecture at MIT,” Kael Greco, project leader at MIT SENSEable City Laboratory, told the Car Connection.

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