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When did you last use your horn? When did someone else last use their horn at you?
Parp! Parp! So probably over the weekend. I had a rental car once though that had such a pathetic horn sound that I just used to roll my windows down and shout instead.
I am a very fiery driver, so if I'm statoinary I'm mnore likely to jump out of my car and have a word rather than hide behind the hyorn, but the horn is essential for making slow/ stupid people get out your way while in motion.
so I had to honk before they hit me.
I don't often honk, unless someone is being a total dick/is about to hit me/someone without realising it.
Borrowed my Mum's car while mine is in the garage and can't seem to turn the wheel without setting the horn off. It takes the lightest of touches, and with my right hand at 3 O'clock I set it off every sodding time I turn left.
mainly because I can't bear the horn on mine, it sounds like a honk.
And I love using my horn with aplomb.
Can anybody recommend me a new car with a good masculine sounding horn please?
at traffic lights
they went green - person in front didn't notice
i gave them a polite toot to give them a heads up
i imagine they were very grateful for my help
Did you go for a single or a doubler? It's hard to know how to call it sometimes.
buty it must be staccattio, otherwise it could ber misconstrued as aggression. I had to give a huy some seriosu italian hand gesturing the other qweek when he parp PAAAARped me at a junction (I was giving way to a vehicle which looked like it was a bit lost and which I decided to give a wide berth)Stupid cunt behind me will think twie before parp PAAARping somebody again for no good reason. Cunt.
but in hindsight, a 'toot toot' may, as slavestate observes, be a little friendlier
guy was waiting in the filter lane on the green arrow. the cunt.
i regulalry have to use it on our local mini roundabout as people seem to think because it's a painted roundabout and not an island one it's not a real roundabout and the rules don't apply. the cunts.
once to wave at some people we were driving past, once to wave goodbye to some people we had just dropped off.
The other day someone honked me, I was behind someone who was clearly an old driver and was pootling along.
I thought it was pretty sucky of them to honk at people who're probably the most vulnerable on the road. So after the old folks turned off, I started going even slower. The guy behind was going mental and I think seeing me laugh in the mirror was making it worse. Lucky I'm nails like.
I like getting out of my car and shouting at peole with my hands on my hips. apart fomr tjhe one time a man in an Autoglasds van shoputed back at me and oI burst in to tears amnd ramn back to my car, which I then stalled trying to drive away. that was not a good day and i switched to an automatic not long after.
If someone's following you too closely you should slow down to increase the distance between you and the car in front so you'll have time to stop if they crash into the back of you.
"so you'll have time to stop if they crash into the back of you"
"Sometimes this is not possible so the safest thing you can do is to gradually allow the gap between your vehicle and the one in front to increase to double what it should be by gradually slowing down. This will then give you more time to slow down or stop, should the need arise, without putting yourself in too much danger."
Pretty sure no-one in the history of the world has actually done that though.
it's not dangerous
I use it a lot. I'd rather it just shouted "you are a cunt" than honked.
Oh god why don't I have a penis, I do wonder sometimes.
i saw them and slowed down and was in no danger of hitting them, but i warned them for future reference anyway
Usually if someone looks, sees me, but crosses anyway knowing that I'll have to slow down. It's the aural equivalent of a stern shake of the head.
they get an angry honk from me everytime
but I used to enjoy using the horn. My favourite was on motorways, if I saw someone walking (or just standing) on a bridge above I would do a lovely TOOT TOOT TOOT TUT TUT... TOOOT TOOOT to them as I drive underneath. Only time you can really let it rip without the danger of annoying someone.
Some bloke was taking a photo off a bridge i was driving over so i beeped to put him off. I succeeded and he wankered me
Then I will participate in (and possibly even start) these threads.
But until then kindly fuck off to the nearest bicycle clip thread, peon.
The world fairly zips by when you're in that gear, I can tell you!
What's the highest gear you've been in, Steved?
i enjoy a good flash on the motorway, especially to middle lane hoggers who are always in hatchbacks which means my lights are pretty much at eye level for them so it tends to scare them back into the slow lane.
extra quota of venom for these hatchback eejits.
They were crawling past a truck at like 57mph, so I went to the outside in my super speedy 62-limited van.
They did that thing that far too many morons in cars do and they sped up to the exact same speed as me. And just sat there underneath my door, nothing in lane 1. But they sat there. I could feel the rage of all the Audis, BMWs and Mondeos that wanted to drive at 500mph burning through the back of my head, so I put my indicator on.
Still, they just sat there.
So in the end, I started edging towards them and they finally took the hint.
Was probably on a roundabout though. Think the last time I was beeped was waiting at one side of a yellow box at traffic lights because the other side wasn't clear.
I just find people who use the horn over and over again in busy traffic to be the rudest, most pushy, and inconsiderate drivers.
A polite toot if someone's sat at a green light and doesn't realise, maybe, or a cheerful toot when leaving a friend's house, but there's not really any other reason to use it that won't make the situation worse.
I like being rude, pushy and icnconsiderate on the road. Poeple who are wishy washy drivers are clearly also useless in bed and/or life in general.
If you were driving from London to Penrith, Cumbria would you go M1 - M6 or M1 - A1? Obvs the M6 is the devil's own road but I've never been on the A1 before and it's clearly on the wrong side of the Pennines.
If you're not passing through Birmingham at rush hour, then the M1/M6 is the much better choice.
Go M1-A50-A500-M6, probably just as quick as going the M6 through Birmingham, as there's a load of roadworks between Cannock and Stafford. That's assuming no lorries have rolled over at Blythe Bridge roundabout, anyway...
If it's a leisurely drive, you could always take the A6 from Derby up through the Dales and across the Peak District like
but I always take the toll road on the M6 anyway. Is your advice cos the A1 drops down from a 3 lane motorway?
But the A66 is a bit of a shit with all the lorries. (And horse and carts around Appleby).
And the M1 is more roadworks than open road between Mansfield and Leeds at the moment