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Honking/horning in cars

Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:57 am

Yes SMS/Mods, I am P'd off!!! Advance penance has been made.

What is wrong with local drivers? Why do they need to honk when ever they go around a 90 degree bend? Does this miraculously absolve them if they run someone over?

In fact car-horns are intended for emergencies. Sitting in your proton banging away because the maid can't hear you from yr unit 2 miles away would have you jailed in the UK (Wah: say give jail and cane too oso in Singapore). UK law - sounding a horn from a stationary vehicle is illegal!

Driving here is often like Disney, on speed

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:13 pm

Change that to Ketamine

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Postby Saint » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:15 pm

If local driver's were able to use their indicators as much as their horn.............

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:34 pm

They do use indicators, but just the wrong ones!

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Postby raden888 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:49 pm

JR8, I would suggest that you refrain from any Sub-continent traveling. You will be highly infuriated and which may lead to suicidal thoughts by their constant need to honk :P

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:49 pm

Woooh... best laugh out loud this month! :-D

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:56 pm

Shanghai has got to be the best/worst for using the horn. Sitting in rush hour traffic, at least 6 or 7 more cycles before my taxi will get through the light, and every time the light turns green, the taxi driver starts blowing his horn... long blows... and so does everyone else.

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Re: Honking/horning in cars

Postby x9200 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 1:07 pm

JR8 wrote:Yes SMS/Mods, I am P'd off!!! Advance penance has been made.

What is wrong with local drivers? Why do they need to honk when ever they go around a 90 degree bend? Does this miraculously absolve them if they run someone over?

In fact car-horns are intended for emergencies. Sitting in your proton banging away because the maid can't hear you from yr unit 2 miles away would have you jailed in the UK (Wah: say give jail and cane too oso in Singapore). UK law - sounding a horn from a stationary vehicle is illegal!

Driving here is often like Disney, on speed

Go to India. Get the right perspective.

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Postby road.not.taken » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 2:29 pm

India is the worst I've seen. I don't think Singaporeans use their horns enough frankly. In fact, how is the law written? Only in a life threatening situation or some such nonsense? Where's the sense in that?

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 3:45 pm

I circumnavigated, 'did', the whole of India in my year off, nearly 30 years ago at age 17, don't need any lessons thanks!


So yeah, been there...

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Postby dazzlebabe » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 3:48 pm

So why complain lah? :P
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Postby missis » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 3:59 pm

Nah, Ho Chi Minh City has got to be THE place for most abuse of the horn - albeit mainly by scooter/moped users so is more of a peep peep constant noise as opposed to blaring horns!

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 4:02 pm

JR8 wrote:I circumnavigated, 'did', the whole of India in my year off, nearly 30 years ago at age 17, don't need any lessons thanks!

30 years long-time, go and refresh your memories 8-)
Typically I am the first one complaining about Singaporean driving habits but in this case I am not sure what you are talking about.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 4:08 pm

I'm not complaining about India. I'm just reporting that I've been there, at great cirumcuatous length, of the entire continent as it happens; done that; 99% more than most western people ever will, and feel no need to ever go again.
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Postby missis » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 4:12 pm

(At the risk of the sending the thread off at a tangent here) I don't really notice excessive honking by Singaporeans - but I do get angry at them honking when they're about 2cm from my rear wheel when I'm on my bike.... :mad:


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