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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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