Today’s Headlines

  • Census Shows Manhattan Is a Magnet for the Young (NYT)
  • Talking Heads at Fox 5 Praise DOT, Debate Efficacy of the Word “Jerk”
  • Fast Company Chimes In With Snark-Free Bike-Share Advice
  • Gotham Gazette: PlaNYC Would Benefit From Bottom-Up Involvement
  • Detective’s Son Injures Pedestrian, Flees Scene, Is Not Arrested (News)
  • Fort Greene Motorists Fear BK Flea Will Force Them to Pay for a Few Hours of Parking (Gothamist)
  • City Exploring GPS System for Private Vehicles (News)
  • How Do You Make a Car Horn Less Offensive? Turns Out Nobody Knows (NYT)
  • After the Christie ARC Debacle, Feds Leery of Investing in Jersey Rail (2nd Ave Sagas)
  • You Know the Bar Is Low When the Advance Is a Relative Voice of Reason on Gas Prices

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  • carma

    of course, im saying we should use horns in emergencies only. but lets be realistic about horn honking. a quota is quite silly dont you think? yes, 1 minute IS excessive. anybody who does really honk for 1 minute is REALLY just an irritable driver.

    but cmon.. a quota to use a horn? how much more creative can we get?
    is a horn really the most dangerous thing out there these days? if it is, i feel we have truly conquered all the unsafe driving, traffic and mess that cars and trucks cause.
    lets face it, there are LOTS more serious issues than this. really. there is. penalizing drivers with silly quotas, and penalizing every time a driver honks by an interior cabin honk is even dumber.

    if you really want to do something. have the NYPD perform Operation Tonedeaf. where you have officers stationed on streets and ticket all horn honkers.

    but theres way more safety issues to address than horn honking. Seriously. there is.

  • moocow

    You know what carma, whatever those other safety issues are, the NYPD sure isn’t monitoring them either.
    And another problem with honking, where it happens is least likely to be where the honkers live. I.e. The block I lived on in Chinatown, I can safely say no one owned a car there, yet we all had to listen to out of towners and delivery trucks lay on the horn. (usually at an illegally parked, 1 Police Plaza placarded car). No, it’s not a danger like speeding or drunk driving, but it is unnessicary abuse of those who have nothing to do with the cause of the noise.

  • carma

     sorry to hear you have to contend with all the noise.  but guess what, thats what city life is.  yes, it certainly is annoying.  but its certainly not a danger.  its probably more dangerous to not have any horns at all.  yes.  that WOULD be dangerous.
    if anything, the illegally parked probably are a more nuisance than honking i would think.  certainly its clearly abuse.

    you are right, if NYPD has available resource, they probalby would be best used not on horn honking but more serious issues like actual street crime.

  • moocow

    Carma, just wondering, how old are you and what section of town do you live in?

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