Reasons NOT to Honk Your Horn In Traffic

Introduction:Automobile horns are good and necessary. They were designed to avert accidents. But we live in tumultuous times. Some people behind the wheel are already angry. They've lost their job, their family is hungry or the boss just chewed them out. Beeping your horn frequently can only accomplish negative results. Please - read and heed - these reasons not to honk your horn in traffic.

  • 01

    Road Rage

    Road rage is running rampant. Maybe you're honking at the person in front of you because the light changed. Don't! I promise, you're prefer to arrive alive than become another statistic of road rage. People possessing road rage will retaliate.

  • 02

    Rudeness

    It's just an exercise in plain old-fashioned rudeness to mindlessly toot your car horn in traffic. Give people a chance. Besides the guy in front of you may sense oncoming danger. While you're busy honking, someone may run a red light. The driver who annoyed you may actually be trying to save your life (and his).

  • 03

    Waste of Energy

    You're generally wasting energy to honk your horn in traffic. You can't change the other driver's mind. People will keep on doing what they were doing. Try diverting your thoughts to something pleasant, like what's for dinner or the movie you want to watch on TV. Listen to motivational tapes or uplifting music while you are stuck in traffic.

  • 04

    Undesired Results

    The person you're honking at in traffic just may decide to pay you back. Instead of moving on, he may turn around and "shoot the bird" or deliberately sit still and beep back at you. She may even get out of the car and shake her fist at you. You usually achieve undesired results by tooting your car horn.

  • 05

    Stress

    Sleep deprivation financial worries, unemployment, health issues and divorces are a few root causes of our overstressed society. Noise is a stressor while driving in traffic. Just try to imagine how stress levels heighten during rush hour, which are only compounded by sudden blasts of car horns.

    I wrote this list of reasons not to honk your horn in traffic out of empathy for all my co-creations. My grandson's father was shot and killed as result of another driver's stress levels gone wild.

    More and more people carry guns now. Guns kill. Please, I urge you to err on the side of caution when driving in traffic. Don't make any action that will incite another driver to kill you. Be extra courteous. Refrain from shouting at other drivers. Do not honk your horn in traffic.




Final Thoughts

The only destination you'll get to quicker by honking your horn in traffic is your final destination.




Comments

  • cuteordeath 3/30/2011 Flag This Comment

    Horn honking drives me nuts. It should only be used as an emergency warning. The worst is when a car is stuck in traffic behind like, 5 cars, and they keep honking their horn. What exactly do you think that's going to achieve? Sheesh.

  • Thorgrym 2/28/2011 Flag This Comment

    Good points all! We are definitely too quick to anger.

  • clewand550 2/25/2011 Flag This Comment

    Nice list of reasons not to honk your horn. This was made for emergencies only. Thanks for this excellent list of 5.

  • goodselfme 2/24/2011 Flag This Comment

    You have a great list of reasons not to honk your horn in traffic. So many bad social behaviors are taken to the road.

  • ListMaker 2/24/2011 Flag This Comment

    Man, I hear ya (wait....no I don't)! I hate honkers. In my opinion, the only time to honk is as a warning. Good list!

  • snowfence 2/23/2011 Flag This Comment

    Great tips on not honking your horn in traffic. H5!

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