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    Don't honk
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    The only thing that really bugs me about honking is when someone nearly kills me so I honk at them, then they honk back. What is that all about? Are they admitting they shouldn't have a license?

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    Only honk if you are horny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
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    Unless you happen to be a goose, honking is rude.
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    And no brake checking either, you passive aggresive bungholes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
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    Unless you happen to be a goose, honking is rude.
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    You can ride into a flock with that bayonet and nab a couple for your dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakback View Post
    I think it's humorous how worked up people get when someone honks at them (or they assume they're the target). Reading about this subject in A&S, it reminded me of a story my dad told:

    I was driving in the mountain in Tennessee (where we lived for a short while). A car came around a bend and flashed his lights, and honked at my dad. My dad leaned out the window, flipped him the bird, and yelled "F*** YOU A**HOLE!!!" As he rounded the bend, there was a herd of cows in the middle of the road, luckily he stopped before hitting any of them. The driver was trying to warn him.


    Sometimes I think I should just drive around randomly honking my horn just to see what happens. Most honks I hear are people saying hi to other people they recognize, or guys trying to get the attention of women (that's college town for ya). I wonder how many misdirected fits of rage are caused by these.
    I learned my lesson a few years ago, while rounding city hall in Philly I tried to get into the outer lane (three lanes of traffic) in doing so I cut a girl off that was already in the lane, the passenger dude with her starting honking her horn so in reply I flipped them the universal F you symbol, they pull up along side us and the guy yells,"What the F is you're problem!" I reply,"You are ****head!" to which he replies (while trying to rip my head off from the girls vehicle) "all you had to do was ask and we would have let you by! you're ugly! your ****ing ugly!" I droved away waving "goodbye." but you know what? dude was right, that was "ugly," and I felt ugly for doing it. to this day I wish I knew them or knew where they lived or something so I could apologize, really, no bull****.
    Anyways till this day, bike or car, I always give the other guy the right of way and I ask when I need to get to another lane, if it doesn't go my way I wait, not as big a deal as I used to think it was. and I still feel awful.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I don't honk

    I mostly ride a motorcycle, so I go around sleepy people at the light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
    I don't honk

    I mostly ride a motorcycle, so I go around sleepy people at the light.
    not a good thing to do as sleepy people tend to swerve in front of other while asleep! and yes, they do it at stop signs and red lights too.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Damn skippy i get worked up. He will never honk again when I am done going all pulp fiction on him.

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    Damn skippy i get worked up. He will never honk again when I am done going all pulp fiction on him.

    Did that guy just jump out of the water like a freakin' dolphin and rip the head off of a rooster?! You know what....never mind, I don't want to know!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Who's honking, and what does she look like?

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    I never honk unless someone is about to slam into me. I more of a defensive driver. I'm the guy that drives 4 or 5 car lengths behind the car in front of me on the highway and will rarely ever be seen traveling over the speed limit. The car length thing seems to annoy a lot of fellow Bostonians as they seem to think there is something wrong if you're not traveling 10 feet or less behind the car in front of you at 70mph.

    I don't know how many times my g/f has reached over and honked the horn because she got mad that someone cut me off (or some other infraction)...

    Probably some reasons there as to why I prefer to get around on bicycle .

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    Honking at other cars is OK if its is deserved.....DO NOT HONK at cyclists.

    I remember some teens honking at me while riding my bike on a busy road once when I was a kid. Startled me so bad I fell right in the road. Damn lucky no cars were coming right at that moment.
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    Re: honking in anger/aggression... Wise old man once told me if you wouldn't confront them face to face out of a car, honking while you're in a big metal cage is chickensh$t.

    If you take out all but the times its really called for, and then take out the times you wouldnt have confronted that person in person (for whatever reason) its not hard to forget what your horn sounds like.
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    I don't honk at cyclists, I categorize them. Fred, fitness rider, hardcore commuter, fixie anarchist, earthchick, racer, wanna-be-racer, yuppie-on-sidewalk-w/-helmet, and the dreaded old-geezer-who-shouldn't-be-that-fast are but a few.

    No honking, it's too loud.
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    there should be two variations of honking for every car
    1: '**** you, a-hole honk'
    2: 'hello, just getting your attention honk'

    2nd one will sound more like la cucaracha
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    Why stop at two?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    Why stop at two?
    some drivers seem incapable of operating machines with more than 2 buttons?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I think Iv honked the horn on my car maybe 4 times in the 3 years I'v had it. And 3 of those 4 times were me sitting in front of friends houses honking at them to come outside. On the motorcycle I don't even know why they put a horn all it does is make cagers want to run you over...

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    I think the only times I've ever actually used the horn in my car where when I'd bump it accidentally while cleaning it.

    Edit: Actually, there was one time when someone tried to change lanes on top of me, and I gave it a good long blast. I don't think they noticed.

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    I dont like honking in cars myself.
    back when I first started riding, someone honked at me and I promptly had a seizure. lay there on the side of the road for a bit. twitched some. gathered myself and my thoughts and road home. I think that is a little more of a reason than a lot of those guys listed. Still at risk if my blood sugar is low and it catches me off guard.
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    It depends on how someone honks for one to get worked up over. Like the OP posted, if someone were trying to warn me about something, I would never flip him/her off. Take a good deed as being such. I never get honked at on the bike so that is nothing for me to worry about however, it is different when I am on my scooter. I get honked at for going "slow." I ride a 49cc bike which goes about 37 mph max. People are always trying to outrun me on the road and pass on the side. I piss them off by riding in the middle of the lane. They honk and honk but I roll up next to them on the side and say "You don't need to kill me to hit a red light" or " Hey, the speed limit is 35, not 55." For the most part, the honks I get are from men who drive by and yell something perverted at me.
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