Car horns - is it time to ban them?

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Car horns - is it time to ban them?

Postby Roger Wilco Jr » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:43 pm

Been watching some dash cam videos lately. :shock:

How can anyone stand to live near a mini roundabout in the UK? The horn honking must be incessant.

And in Russia they confuse the brakes with the horn, with the foreseeable resulting crash.

Then there is the ubiquitous I'll honk at you, then you brake check me, then we'll pull off to the side of the road and wrestle.

The only positive use of a car horn I've seen lately is to warn pedestrians they are about to get run over, but I'm not so sure the world wouldn't be better off w/o people that walk (run) into traffic w/o looking both ways first (instead of at their phones).
It's time to give this another go.

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Re: Car horns - is it time to ban them?

Postby Walter » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:53 pm

I live within sight of a mini-roundabout on a very busy road in a smallish town in the UK midlands. I rarely hear a car horn. Thinking about it, driving manners seem to be very good with a lot of give and take and hand-wave acknowledgements to other drivers.

I suspect that things are very different in high-pop regions and there is always the odd self-centred, antisocial idiot who believes that everyone must defer.
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Re: Car horns - is it time to ban them?

Postby Roger Wilco Jr » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:58 pm

Walter, that's true. I can't remember the last time I heard or used a horn.

I was just joking because these dash cams videos are so crazy.
It's time to give this another go.

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Re: Car horns - is it time to ban them?

Postby Walter » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:14 pm

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Re: Car horns - is it time to ban them?

Postby Roger Wilco Jr » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:12 pm

I assumed mini roundabouts were in cities, with narrow roads and limited space, and with houses all around acting like an echo chamber. And then you get the guy to accelerates across the center of the roundabout and blasts his horn because he thought someone didn't yield, even if it wouldn't have slowed him down at all if he just took things normally. I wouldn't want to live there.

And in the comments, these cammers are usually called nobs and twats, and it makes me wonder why they upload the vids in the first place. Maybe just ban horns for the nobs and twats - you know, people under 30yo. ;)
It's time to give this another go.

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Re: Car horns - is it time to ban them?

Postby Walter » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:06 pm

Roger Wilco Jr wrote:Maybe just ban horns for the nobs and twats - you know, people under 30yo 65yo. ;)

Fixed that for you.
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Re: Car horns - is it time to ban them?

Postby TorTorden » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:27 pm

Bitches. please.

If you are going to actually look at what age groups that cause the most problems on the road it's not going to be the younger ones. But those 45+ who has lost half their reflexes and doubled their ego.
And keep muttering while driving "I remember when this street went both ways!What is this one way only mallarky, I just need to go down there it will be fine. I'm entitled dammit."

I'm still holding to that both the written and practical tests need to be mandatory to be repeated at least every 5 years after the age of 40 if not at 30.

Apart from a very few idiots, young drivers these days has undergone five times the training you did, and spent 20x the amount of money to get through a for more stringent set of tests.
I feel safer hitching a ride with a 19 year old than a geriatric who hasn't bothered to visit an optometrist in 20 years.
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Re: Car horns - is it time to ban them?

Postby Walter » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:31 pm

What's an optometrist?
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Re: Car horns - is it time to ban them?

Postby TorTorden » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:33 pm

Google it.
You probably need one.
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