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View Poll Results: I honked my horn...
today 3 8.82%
yesterday 11 32.35%
this week 8 23.53%
upto two weeks ago 2 5.88%
this month, can't remember exactly 3 8.82%
within the last six months 6 17.65%
six months plus ago 0 0%
never 0 0%
horn not working 0 0%
other ... explain 1 2.94%
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The last time you honked?

So lets see what the AO stats on this are hey
[hope it hasn't been done before, haven't checked ]

When's the last time you used your horn in anger/disapproval at another road users or even pedestrians actions Don't include use where it used properly. Errm... by that I mean to warn others of danger rather than out of fustration. Okay
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Re: The last time you honked?

about 55 minutes ago coming back from Darlington....bliddy kid on a scooter belted out of a junction in front of me....he was nearly road kill...
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about 55 minutes ago coming back from Darlington....bliddy kid on a scooter belted out of a junction in front of me....he was nearly road kill...
Sorry Dude, didn't think I needed to break it down into minutes or even hours Kids on scooters are becoming more and more of a nuisance... damn right dangerous
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Re: The last time you honked?

...last night. A guy in his fifties I'd guess rode his bike through a red light in front of me....gave me the finger and I almost 'honked' at the sight of his lurid anorak!
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Re: The last time you honked?

Yesterday.

Idiot in a white van waiting to pull out of a side road onto a 70mph dual carriageway. I was doing 70, it was morning peak traffic and he just pulled out, I had time to brake and move out into the outside lane. As I passed him, I doubt if he'd even accelerated to 30mph.

Gave him a long hard stare and a horn as I went past.

Idiots!
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Re: The last time you honked?

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in anger/disapproval at another
Don't bother doing that any more..........

Must admit I used to...... and all it did was frustrate me even more even when I stopped and the other guy stopped and we faced up..... nothing was ever sorted

It usually just makes a bad situation worse.

[Bl1mey...... doesn't that sound boring]
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Re: The last time you honked?

About an hour ago. A woman in a Mercedes A Class pulled out straight in front of me on a roundabout.
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Re: The last time you honked?

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about 55 minutes ago coming back from Darlington....bliddy kid on a scooter belted out of a junction in front of me....he was nearly road kill...
Horn must be the one most used function in your car....
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Re: The last time you honked?

oh... and mine was earlier this week to a nice older lady who was unable to move from lights within 15 seconds...
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Re: The last time you honked?

I very rarely use the horn. I cant remember how long ago the last time was (we're talking years), nor can I remember why. But I do remember I was so ticked of that I kept the horn button depressed between 30 and 60 seconds driving behind him
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Re: The last time you honked?

Yesterday, at some blithering idiot that wafted across three lanes of traffic at a 90 degree turn without indicating, blocking two of the lanes in the process as the lane they were trying to enter was full of cars.

I'm trying to give up the horn habit as I know it's not productive - but it's so hard. Glasgow is particularly full of half-wits just now, as one of the major bridges is closed as a result of a burst water main. Drving standards have plummetted through sheer frustration on the part of each driver....
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Re: The last time you honked?

10 minutes ago. Giving a friend a lift when she spotted her brother with some friends. She asked me to beep the horn so he could see her in my 'cool car'.

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half hour ago....saw me mate
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Re: The last time you honked?

A few days ago on the way home from work. A pillock in a Smart car tried to make his own lane on the roundabout between me and another car - but obviously thought he was smaller than he was and nearly took my wing mirror he got so close.

I had both the windows down and must admit I smiled when I realised how loud the horn actually is - I think he got the message
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Today...I am REALLY trying not to use my horn and generally be more forgiving of all the muppets on the road...and it's been quite sucessful of late.

But today, some kids at the side of the road kicked a football right over my car as I drove past them!!! Gits!

ps...I don't count the roundabout I use every morning, I have to use the horn to redirect the idiots who haven't got a clue which lane they're supposed to be in (roundabout design doesn't help tbh)...or I'd have a severely mangled n/s wing by now!!!

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@ Philiss.
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Re: The last time you honked?

ohhh and last night, had a horrible drink and i honked all over the flower pots
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Re: The last time you honked?

It's basically impossible NOT to use the horn in this city if you don't want to crash or hit somebody. I often wonder if I'll make the airbag go off because I use the horn so much...
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Re: The last time you honked?

Yesterday, I signalled to turn left into a car park but there's a single lane entrance to a church just (i.e about 4ft) before it. Someone was waiting to come out that entrance and although I was still moving he decided to pull out in front of me. I suppose in someway I can understand his mistake.
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Re: The last time you honked?

1st time ever in the Alfa & the 1st time in over a year on Thursday. Some divvy in an Astra soft top on the blower, no seat belt, drifting into my land on a roundabout. He pooped his pants, then blew his horn & gave me the V! Thought about tearing him a new one but decided to go home & see my dog. God I'm calm these days.....
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Re: The last time you honked?

within the last six months

First reason ... my ankle has been not working, so no driving in last month
But I usually don't use the horn ... it's not me
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Re: The last time you honked?

Don't honk a lot

But had to yesterday at a dick in a Discovery that was trying a illegal right turn causing me to nearly rear end him.
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Re: The last time you honked?

Everyday, just like everyone else.

Hesitate for a micro second at green lights here
and the person behind will be banging on the horn.

When in Rome........
 
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Everyday, just like everyone else.

Hesitate for a micro second at green lights here
and the person behind will be banging on the horn.

When in Rome........
I once taught some French dude some manners at the crowded roundabout by Carrefour in Antibes. Funny how the sight of a 17 stone, shaven headed, tattoo'd Welsh bloke made him remember his high school English Gotta love that part of the world though. Roll on 3 weeks from 1/9/06
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I once taught some French dude some manners at the crowded roundabout by Carrefour in Antibes. Funny how the sight of a 17 stone, shaven headed, tattoo'd Welsh bloke made him remember his high school English Gotta love that part of the world though. Roll on 3 weeks from 1/9/06

heh heh heh!

It is quite easy to intimidate them by stepping out of the car.
Just make sure it's not the local "Mafia" I have heard stories
of guns being produced!

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