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Q: Does tooting your horn work?

I just wondered, when you toot your horn on your bike or car, do people really give you lee way or do they just carry on as though they can't hear it?

8 years 9 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - Hangzhou

 
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Of course it does. 100's of millions of bike riders and motorists can't be wrong! Wink Wink

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Nope. The horns are totally ignored. Nobody moves, nobody looks, nobody takes any notice. Just like the seat belt warning light / beeper and the indicator switch the horn should be removed from the vehicle. None of them make any difference!!
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I tried tooting my own horn once but it didn't work out. And trying it on a bike just sounds dangerous.

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I think it works, lets you know someone is passing you. I understood this immediately. Once this is over you can have a full 2 seconds of driving enjoyment and the freedom of your place on the not so open road. Shock Shock

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I don't think they even hear it anymore. The only thing that works is headlights flashing.

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It defs works. Without it I'd probably have crashed a few times. It's really good for passing or letting slow bikers know you are coming by. Usually they move over and let you go. It's also good for pedestrians that never look before crossing.

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only if you hold it down for long enough.

 

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7 years 26 weeks ago
 
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If you don't toot your horn your life is probably going to be in danger.

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all i know if you honk your horn where iam from you will get the !#@$^&^& kicked out of you

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Usually a short toot followed by a long toot (ba-baaaaaaaaaa) does the trick.  Just hold that second longer toot until the desired reaction from who you're tooting at is achieved. angel

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For me the bike riders on the pavement who toot to get out of their way are ignored, pavements are for pedestrians. Likewise the cars who toot while I am crossing the road on the white lines and the green light gives me priority. The rest of the timeI think they just do it indiscriminately, I don't see too many people or other drivers taking notice.

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Only if the horn really does work.

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Depends of the sound of the horn. Some horns are so silent that they can't hear it anyways. If you get a loud horn they will move!

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