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Old 6th August 2008, 15:12   #136
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Honking is considered a highly impolite activity in the developed world. Which is why probably the first thing that hits you when you land in India after a trip, is the noise level which is like a slap in the face


But here I have seen people complaining as to why the driver/rider did not honk. They dont want to accept their jay walking/morornic tendencies, but blame the guy on/in the vehicle all the time.

Have fitted a Power horn as per advice on a thread elsewhere in team-bhp and use it only on highways to catch attention of people crossing/loitering and not scare them.

And by the way weekly twice I drive through Mandya
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Old 6th August 2008, 15:13   #137
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This is not an isolated menace - i have seen all sorts of vehicles honking even when there is NO traffic. Or maybe it is anticipatory driving, what with the likelihood of a person or animal or vehicle jumping in front of us without any warning being pretty high in our roads!!!
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hi guys (& ladies),thank you for your enthusiatic response.. It will serve a more common cause if these responses are posted on the main blog page as "non-members" will also get to read and blog.Here's the link again : http://stophonk.blogspot.com/ThanksVijay
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My bikes horn had died. I decided that its not really very important and continued riding without it for almost a year.
Then one fine day riding at less than 30 kmph in my fifth gear, climbing an incline I found a motorcycle blocking my way. He just did not move. One thing led to another and I finally dumped my bike to avoid crashing into him.

That weekend my bike got itself a pair of Roots Vibrosonics.

Its usually a very short beep beep.

BUT when the person in front of me is using a mobile phone and driving slow for some unexplained reason my finger gets stuck on the horn button.
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Please post your responses on http://stophonk.blogspot.com/More people will get to read it that way. Thanks
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For those HONKERS, i have an idea. Why not fix the horn button on the driver's seat? That way, as soon as the moron takes his throne, he is already honking and ready to move....and he can concetrate on other extra-trafficular activities.

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Well, there's many kinds of honks - and some can be pardoned. "I-have-a-bigger-SUV-get-out-of-my-way-you-little-thing" is the most annoying one
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hi guys (& ladies),thank you for your enthusiatic response.. It will serve a more common cause if these responses are posted on the main blog page as "non-members" will also get to read and blog. Here's the link again : STOP Honking Bangalore
Guys, Vijay Alponse had written this blog!
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Guys, Vijay Alphonse had written this blog!
That explains his strange blog-moniker of Vial.
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Well I am not supporting Honking but somebody well said:

Horn is one of the essential security equipment for drivers in India. Even important than ABS/EBD and Airbags

In most of the case if horn fails then ABS/EBD would have to work for safety. For example on highway if you are honking to a bullock cart and if he gives you side then it is ok (you are safe in most of the cases) otherwise you have to do sudden braking then ABS/EBD, Airbags will be required. If there is no horn then each time ABS/EBS Airbags will be required. (No Offence)

But people are using more than required.
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But people are using more than required.
And when its unnecessary

for example, to get the gate opened(in flats) too lazy to get out of the car and open the gate...
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Well, I have been riding my RX100 for the past 16 months without the horn. Simply because, I couldnt find 6V battery and horn for it. But, its a real pain, not having a horn. There is simply no other way of shooing away pedestrians at Cyber Towers 'U' turn. A horn is an absolute must!

P.S: I got 6V battery few weeks back and 6v horn last week. Today I will get the horn fixed.
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Got the horn installed. It is working fine. I am loving it
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Well I am not supporting Honking but somebody well said:

Horn is one of the essential security equipment for drivers in India. Even important than ABS/EBD and Airbags

In most of the case if horn fails then ABS/EBD would have to work for safety. For example on highway if you are honking to a bullock cart and if he gives you side then it is ok (you are safe in most of the cases) otherwise you have to do sudden braking then ABS/EBD, Airbags will be required. If there is no horn then each time ABS/EBS Airbags will be required. (No Offence)

But people are using more than required.
I second this thought. Lots of times on blind turns horn has saved my /others from having an accident. Worth every penny spent on this vital equipment of the car.IMO you must have horns - Loud horns. Most times you use it to warn people sometime to wake people .
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Default Honking menace-how to deal with this ?

Maddening honking has become a common thing in our cities nowadays.

How does one react to it ?

I have heard the following varieties of honking behind me

1. The nerve racking, never ending "pip pip pip pip pip pip" (jack hammer effect).

2. A long "Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" (the railway train variety, used by cabs, mainly)

3. A short, polite, decent jab, more like a request (once in a minute, perhaps). This is bearable, at least.

4. Musical chime types

5. A complete chorus, like a cacophonic symphony, when I am just about to take off from the block, at a signal.


I try my best to ignore this. But at times, it can be really exasperating.

How do you deal with this, while being sane at the same time ?

Useful tips would be appreciated
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