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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2015 1:04:26 PM

(Insert car horn sound here) It’s a distinctive sound that provides a constant backdrop to cities around the world: the car horn. Image From ..incaseimgone.com
Can you imagine having a man walk in front of your car blow a horn and wave a red flag, everywhere you drive? In the earliest days of cars, this was a requirement in Britain. Long before the days of interstates, backup cameras, and drive-thru’s, drivers made use of warning signals to alert other road users to their approach or possible danger. It wasn’t long before car owners and manufacturers realized it would be much more efficient to have drivers operate their warning devices themselves from inside their vehicles. At the beginning of the 20th century, the quest for effective in-car signaling devices would change the acoustics of American roads forever. Car drivers around the globe had their choice of whistles, sirens, and bells so they could manually alert pedestrians and other road users.

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010raz
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Okay
ohara13
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2015 8:01:17 AM

always a good practice
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2015 10:58:12 PM

cool
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2015 5:12:20 AM

Remember when people got married and everyone drove around town in a convoy honking their horns.
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2015 1:46:09 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2015 8:35:07 PM

Ok
WheresMyTruck
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2015 11:10:31 PM

I would like to insert my finger into your eye!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2015 5:11:33 AM

ok
kbcoach
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2015 5:10:29 PM

Read this history many years ago.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2015 7:11:23 AM

ok
1stupedaso
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 8:54:45 PM

gentle tap unless an emergency
2parrots
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 7:27:21 AM

In Rome everyone honks, but no one listens, especially when 5 lanes are trying to merge into 2 .
bigmac019
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 12:04:21 AM

I don't use mine like I should
Raider44
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2015 11:14:01 PM

the middle finger works just as well.
JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2015 5:13:11 AM

Put air horns on everything.
Izath
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2015 11:27:33 PM

only if I have to
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2015 11:12:07 PM

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CyclistMO
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2015 11:48:20 AM

My Uncle Ernie blasted his horn nonstop for two days after the River Bandits won the Midwest League championship, and it lasted until there was an official intervention.
Izath
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2015 9:38:14 PM

Use it only when necessary
Izath
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2015 10:27:38 PM

Car horn used only when necessary
KLR56
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2015 9:25:46 AM



I don't use my horn nearly as much as I used to, but I do still use it on "special" occasions.
JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2015 5:20:38 AM

ok
watcher703
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2015 1:06:54 PM

Have not blown horn for years.
Bulki
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2015 8:54:35 AM

never used it, not sure is it working or not
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2015 11:05:18 PM

ancient.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2015 5:11:33 PM

Only use when necessary
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2015 10:34:25 AM

Interesting
Raider44
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2015 11:28:42 PM

very old
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2015 4:19:19 AM

Don't even know if my horn works
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2015 5:27:33 PM

I use mine when necessary
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2015 2:44:04 PM

yawn
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2015 12:41:59 PM

My Uncle Ernie uses his car horn to communicate with attractive females who may be strolling on the sidewalk.
tim1999
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2015 7:53:52 PM

I use mine all the time.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2015 6:49:12 AM

MMMKAY
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OK
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2015 7:19:22 AM

Cool
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ok
sampatiago
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2015 9:59:40 PM

Honk if you love cheap gas
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2015 12:03:56 AM

Old
CyclistMO
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2015 12:54:35 PM

1,832 comments, and I don't see any referring to the continuous use of car horns in Rome and Italy.
tamar13
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2015 6:08:56 AM

Glad we have horns as they can help prevent accidents
Lasing
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2015 12:54:51 AM

I just want one that is incredibly LOUD!

Yesterday, I was behind a woman attempting to merge in to 75 MPH, I-25, while doing 35 MPH on the acceleration/entrance ramp. She decided she couldn't safely merge in, but hit the breaks instead of the gas! When I passed her, I could clearly see she had a cell phone stuck to her ear, and she didn't seem to notice my horn, or just didn't care.

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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2015 9:48:15 PM

Okay
garywa01
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2015 2:38:57 PM

Don't leave home without it
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2015 11:52:47 AM

As a warning, it has kept many a driver from slamming into my side.
sampatiago
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2015 11:19:33 AM

Horns are often used the wrong way
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2015 11:00:44 AM

m'kay
frankkool
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2015 7:59:50 AM



Well this is an easy reply. Here is your horn.

https://youtu.be/xBlGg77LMBo
greatartiste
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2015 7:18:09 AM

old article
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2015 7:09:37 AM

it would be nice if some people would think to use them instead of being stupid...
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2015 5:46:44 AM

ok
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