Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
^That also bothers the hell out of me. People are such assholes. The city is loud enough we don't need these dickheads beeping willy-nilly on their little joyride.
It also bothers me when somebody is driving really fast down a street and people are crossing in an intersection and the car is clearly going fast and they just bale their horn and make seemingly no attempt to slow down. It is just move out of my way as I got 60 mph down a residential street.
People use their horns way too much. They use it to tell others they think they are an asshole, and not their intended use of avoiding an accident.
I think there is some city, I forget which, but any car sold in the city has the horn disconnected. It wasn't an American city, obviously.
i mean, it's certainly annoying when you're driving up to an intersection and people are crowding it, but in my experience that only happens a select intersections that have subway connections and are naturally super crowded (Times Square especially). I've learned to avoid these, and any other intersections I'll naturally lay off the gas a bit just in case. I'm a pedestrian the majority of the time, but having driven a bit in the city, I see how much it's a give and take relationship between the two groups.
agreed that people use the horn WAY too much here. yeah, it's a loud city, I know that's part of the condition of living here, but people can be just total assholes when it comes to the horn.
a few years ago, there was this new horn that seemed to be trending. It was basically a blistering screech noise on top of the normal horn noise, and it was horrid. I think these were cracked down on as I haven't heard one in a long time, thank fucking god.