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Old 11th October 2006, 11:40   #76
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My views in post no. 75 are equally applicable to normal car horns. A lot of after-market car horns are simply too loud and must be banned, just like pressure air horns in trucks and buses were banned some years back. It is of course a different matter that despite the ban on pressure air horns, they continue to be used except in State Transport buses owned by Govt.

The MV Act rules would need to be amended for the purpose and the penalty must substantial to have some deterrent effect.

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Old 11th October 2006, 17:49   #77
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When we as a country cannot enforce a basic and simple aspect of road safety like brake and tail lights costing Rs20-40, I think there is no point in talking about rules / penalties. There are several check / toll nakas through which vehicles must pass and are checked. Is it too much to ask to enforce this? Maybe the senior officer's relative can open a auto part shop, selling at 200% of MRP, then maybe it will get enforced.
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Old 13th October 2006, 17:41   #78
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Hi,

I too am very irritated with loud reverse horns in my apartment and office parking spaces where the sound is unbearable and not useful.

What I did on my car is to get my workshop wallahs to install an automatic toggle switch on my normal horn wiring. Now when the reverse gear is engaged, if I press the normal horn the reverse horn sounds.

This is quite useful as you can avoid using it if not required, especially in closed parking spaces.

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Old 16th October 2006, 18:13   #79
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What I did on my car is to get my workshop wallahs to install an automatic toggle switch on my normal horn wiring. Now when the reverse gear is engaged, if I press the normal horn the reverse horn sounds.
This is good idea to implement.
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I think the person using a reverse horn is showing off. people have the car safety thing so sensitive that even if u touch the car it car beeps that irritating
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Old 17th October 2006, 01:10   #81
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i think its good for safety reasons in crowded areas but the ones with songs playing are the most irritating ones
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Last night I snapped the horn from the rear of the car in my neghbourhood and threw it away.

Peaceful neighbourhood now
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Old 17th October 2006, 20:21   #83
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Thank you, eflanker, & more power to you & others like you.

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hey eflanker please don do tht ....
reverse sensors are really a boon for short people like me as we have limited view of rear.I drive a Baleno which has low seat height and it is little difficult for me to reverse the car.So a reverse sensor is a must for me.Though i agree that we should limit its sound during night hours
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Old 17th October 2006, 21:24   #85
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... reverse sensors are really a boon for short people like me as we have limited view of rear ...
Err hari_rama: We're not talking about reverse sensors here - we're talking about those dammned irritating reverse horns / jingles / squawks.

Reverse sensors are a great idea if one has rearward visibility issues like you have...
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reverse alarm is a must.
we can buy small decibel alarms instead of chaya-chaya one.

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Personally I hate the reverse alarms in all forms. They are most irritating at night. I love the reverse sensors in my car and they are great. I have an audio alarm based sensor. There are few sensor which combined with RVM are great help while reversing, especially for new drivers.
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we can buy small decibel alarms instead of chaya-chaya one.
LOL indeed

I honk when it is necessary while reversing, and the reverse lights do their job, even in traffic.
But otherwise, no reverse horn for me please.
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I hate this at any cost. People in my apartment comes at Mid night and tried to reverse the car with National Anthem.

Ask a guy to stop the sound (i20), he said he cant. Its a default :(
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I also hate this, especially inside the apartment complex. However, if there is a device which will allow to switch off when needed, then we can have that, it could be of some help in our crowded roads.

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