The horn. Use only while your vehicle is moving and you need to warn other road users of your presence. Never sound your horn aggressively. You
except when another vehicle poses a danger.
Ah, just you wait, the EU will soon be harmonising the use of the horn to ensure that it is mandatory to lean on it whilst stationary in traffic jam as a way of letting the person in front know that you are waiting. [added 28th Aug 2003]
anonymous said And apparently in Glasgow, the definition of a nanosecond is "the time interval between a traffic light changing from red to amber and the car behind sounding the horn." [added 8th Nov 2006]
Paul Bradley [e] said
'Inappropriate use of a horn'
I was told by a beat bobby about this after using my horn to move an idiot who was parked on double yellow lines blocking all the traffic turning into and out of the road I was trying to get out of. I have heard it all now!!! Why bother putting a horn on a car if you can't use it.
Bigibrd. [added 16th Jul 2009]
Why have a horn? - so all the inconsiderate gits out there can wake up night workers, kids, people having a quiet kip after tea, avoid getting off their idle backsides to knock or ring a doorbell. The rules aren't made for fun, they are there to "protect the Queens peace" and you should observe them. [added 8th Dec 2009]
anonymous said The horn is one of the most important controls fitted to a motor vehicle. Here are the situations in which it should be used: to alert a person of your presence2 [added 21st Jan 2010]
upyoursarsehole [e] [w] said
why ring the bell when u can annoy ur x and his neighbours lol [added 21st Jan 2010]
10 am just been woken up by a driving instructor blowing her horn twice to let my neighbour know she was sat 5 meters away waiting to take her on her lesson.The blind leading the blide
Rowley Regis [added 17th Aug 2010]
I think a baseball bat is the only answer for the inconsiderate people who can't follow a simple rule and have respect for others!
Woken up at 6.30am for the last 3 weeks despite asking politely for them to stop! now the council & police are involved [added 14th Jan 2011]
P Norris [e] said
live on a country lane, single track winding. Drivers use horn all the way down approx 500yrds. When I have asked why they say to warn drivers coming the other way. They do not reduce their speed, so where do they expect the other drivers to go?? Surely you should drive according to the conditions of the road not the speed limit [added 11th Jun 2011]
chuffa [e] said
My boy's mate, when he comes to pick him up sounds his horn a couple of times to let him know he is there. He then sounds his horn several times just to wind me up. Ive told my boy it is against the highway code. Also there are people with young children that are sleeping, which are awakened by this laimo. If I torch his car with him in it or out of it, would I get an O.B.E. [added 17th Oct 2011]
Linny [e] said
I have someone HONKING their horn to picking their daughter up from boyfriends house 10.10pm every week night. this has been happening for nearly a year and has woken my now 10month old baby up several times. I have asked politely pocking my head out of the window for them to stop, they stop for a few nights then carry one.
Does anyone know who I report this to? I feel lame reporting it but its driving me mad! [added 18th May 2012]
damn british; 'oh no my sleep', 'oh no my kids', 'peace to all that don't want to be surprised or hear anything above their own radio volume level.'
Move to Russia or India. Then think again. [added 5th Jul 2012]
anonymous said Beep anytime when u need a horn is a horn just a noise not like a bomb going off. [added 23rd Oct 2012]
I have an old man who picks up a neighbour most mornings in his Lexus. As he drives past the house, he honks his horn to let him know he's there - at around 8.05.
I asked him (politely) to stop and he said "I have a right to do it after 7am" and carried on; repeated requests have been ignored. I have a medical condition which disturbs my sleep and have to catch up by sleeping late (I am retired) and I'm sick of it. The police say they can only appeal to his good will. [added 14th Nov 2012]
herb said there ought to be a law brought in preventing misuse of horns at anytime. have just been woken by a motorbike horn at 3.30am. [added 1st Apr 2013]
Harry [e] said
@Hercules I am sure there is a nuisance law this man is breaking. Try reporting to a more sympathetic police person. [added 21st Jul 2013]
Bike Van CarMan [e] said
@ Paul Bradley. Did you inform the beat bobby that you needed to make him aware of your presence. And the presence of the traffic queue behind you. And that his ILLEGAL parking posed a danger?
The problem with beat bobbies is that they don't have instant access to 'chapter and verse' of the Road Traffic Act like the officers in traffic cars do. [added 31st Aug 2013]
Jane [e] said
Checking on here for the Regulations as to when to use your horn, after a debate with friends. I am British but now living in Barbados, where they use the horn for everything! Such as;
When they see a Pretty Girl
When they see someone they know which is all the time, as a small Island and everyone know everyone.
When a car overtakes ok & so many more! [added 7th Nov 2013]
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