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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-04 05:26 PM
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27. It's actually against the law to do that
in most jurisdictions. The horn is only supposed to be used for "emergency traffic conditions." You're not supposed to use it to nag at other drivers, just to warn them off when they're swerving into your lane and such. That comes from a cop friend of mine; however, she says they won't ticket for a toot-toot unless they have another reason to want to ticket you, or if you're driving aggressively or it's a neighborhood where people invariably bitch bloody murder about honking horns.

Here in the Pacific NW, they did a study a few years back, and people here honked much more slowly than in other parts of the country. People in Portland never did get around to honking - they just let the light turn red again!

I was sitting behind some little twit driving his mommy's car a few weeks ago, and finally beeped at him after about 10 seconds, and the little bastard flipped me off and then went! HE flipped ME off because he was too busy jerking off to notice the light had changed?!
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  -How Long Should One Wait Before Blowing Their Car Horn At... arwalden  May-27-04 03:08 PM   #0 
  - If you're a New Yorker, a nanosecond  bif   May-27-04 03:10 PM   #1 
  - New Hampshire too  BigMcLargehuge   May-27-04 11:16 PM   #37 
  - Toot Toot Hurry Please  new_beawr   May-27-04 03:11 PM   #2 
  - ... and it's usually a "toot-toot" friendly blow... the FIRST TIME.  arwalden   May-27-04 03:11 PM   #3 
  - Under one second  felonious thunk   May-27-04 03:12 PM   #4 
  - In Germany, The Traffic Lights Flash Yellow Before GREEN  arwalden   May-27-04 03:23 PM   #9 
  - it does make sense  Kellanved   May-27-04 07:18 PM   #28 
  - If we did that here people would gun it on the yellow and get in a crash  JVS   May-27-04 07:21 PM   #29 
  - I hope that was a joke...  tom_paine   May-27-04 03:26 PM   #14 
  - You should then follow the other driver to wherever they are going  felonious thunk   May-27-04 03:30 PM   #16 
     - That's Just Too Special!!!  arwalden   May-27-04 03:37 PM   #18 
     - All right allright. You got me  tom_paine   May-27-04 03:45 PM   #20 
  - why not just shoot at them?  JVS   May-27-04 07:22 PM   #30 
  - NEVER  TrogL   May-27-04 03:18 PM   #5 
  - Bah, you from the midwest or something?  bigbillhaywood   May-27-04 03:19 PM   #7 
  - Or Seattle?  jono   May-27-04 03:24 PM   #11 
     - There's a reason for this  JulieRB   May-27-04 08:26 PM   #33 
        - Hi Julie  jono   May-27-04 10:59 PM   #35 
  - I agree  Feanorcurufinwe   May-27-04 03:23 PM   #10 
  - I like never.....  28erl   May-27-04 03:25 PM   #12 
  - Depends....  hlthe2b   May-27-04 03:19 PM   #6 
  - If they have a Republican bumber sticker,  m-jean03   May-27-04 03:19 PM   #8 
  - 0 seconds  Loonman   May-27-04 03:25 PM   #13 
  - You let go of yours?  DS1   May-27-04 03:27 PM   #15 
  - Just bip the horn if they don't go when the light turns;  undisclosedlocation   May-27-04 03:30 PM   #17 
  - If Someone Ever "Bips" At Me... I Give Em A Wave To Say "So-o-ory"  arwalden   May-27-04 03:42 PM   #19 
  - I usually wait a fair length of time...well, as long as it takes to load  ForrestGump   May-27-04 03:51 PM   #21 
  - The only times I do it  ringmastery   May-27-04 03:52 PM   #22 
  - Hear Hear  harper   May-27-04 11:13 PM   #36 
  - Here in Los Angeles you have to wait about 30 seconds  Beaverhausen   May-27-04 03:55 PM   #23 
  - Reminds me of Johnny Carson joke  Canuckistanian   May-27-04 04:00 PM   #24 
  - A couple seconds is fine I think and just a quick toot toot should be  beyurslf   May-27-04 04:06 PM   #25 
  - In Raleigh, the accepted standard is .068 seconds.  Endangered Specie   May-27-04 04:18 PM   #26 
  - It's actually against the law to do that  geniph   May-27-04 05:26 PM   #27 
  - I saw a study of this years ago  latebloomer   May-27-04 08:13 PM   #31 
  - The sooner they beep...the slower I go.  MrsGrumpy   May-27-04 08:17 PM   #32 
  - In DC the definition of a NANOSECOND is:  Bertha Venation   May-27-04 08:32 PM   #34 

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