The road is filled with rules. This ensures we travel in order which makes it safer for everyone. We abide by these rules and we are penalized every time we do not. We are all familiar with most, and we have a generalized understanding of how we should drive. The same does not apply, however, to using your car horn. Except for a few signs near churches or schools, there is not a well known strict rule to using it. Each state will have different laws and applications for this.
When used effectively, it serves as a warning device, a means of communication between drivers, and can even help prevent accidents. However, the car horn can also be irritating, distracting, and even instigating. For one horn to elicit so many reactions, you need to take note of the context. Which is why we should have a common understanding on the proper etiquette for using the car horn.
Things You Should Do
Things You Should Not Do
Long presses and excessive using of the horn.
Here are the typical scenarios where the horns are ill-advised but still commonly used:
Excessive and unnecessary use of the car horn may have the following reactions.
All of this reaction may cause the driver to lose focus, make mistakes, or argue with you. These all threaten safety for everyone and may cause accidents. A lot of the times, we use our horns to no effect. They do not affect what happens or just make it worse. This is why proper use and etiquette for using the car horn is a must.
In all instances, we want to avoid anything that may put us at risk. This is why we want to avoid any miscommunication and distractions the horn may have if misused. Managing risk is one way to keep your travels and drives safe from accidents. Knowing you have the right back-up is also essential.
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