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#20850 of 22407 Re: . [gogogodzilla]
Dec 03, 2012 (3:58 pm)
PNW politeness, maybe. People don't honk much here, they see it as some kind of major faux-pas. I guess I make up for it. Three second rule for me. There were 2 cars behind the RX - neither honked or went around. Albeit they were at a long light, maybe they knew they'd make it.
#20851 of 22407 98006 Honkers (& not geese)
Dec 03, 2012 (7:57 pm)
Bellevue batchelor: " Come on Grandma, move this crate. I've been honking for 3 minutes."
Bellevue grandma: "Tell you what Sunny, I'll go back and honk your horn while you try to start this machine."
#20852 of 22407 Re: 98006 Honkers (& not geese) [euphonium]
Dec 03, 2012 (8:11 pm)
Nah, I'd have just gone around by then.
Funny thing though, it's rarely an oldster than I honk at. Slow old people don't get that treatment from me - as I can usually just go around. It's the younger and distracted/oblivious who get to hear the loud German horn
#20853 of 22407 Re: 98006 Honkers (& not geese) [fintail]
Dec 03, 2012 (9:25 pm)
I've made it my duty to honk at driver errors on the roadway as well. Sometimes I feel as if the drivers are so oblivious to their unacceptable driving skills that they don't realize why they are getting honked at.
Hopefully, with more driver's out there like you and I, they will be honked at often enough that they start to realize they are pathetic, and either take steps to improve, or hire a Chauffeur.
#20854 of 22407 Stay in your lane
Dec 04, 2012 (9:05 am)
Whitehurst Freeway is curvy when you turn on from K street but MAN people do *not* know how to stay in their lane!
#20855 of 22407 Re: 98006 Honkers (& not geese) [andres3]
Dec 04, 2012 (1:44 pm)
Sadly, they will likely just think you are crazy, and probably get mad and honk back or more.
I like to sneak up and honk when I see someone yapping on a phone. Also if I think they are going to wander into my lane - honk. It happens a bit here, where so many cars drive like they have no alignment and just wander around (mostly) in their lanes.
I know some self-righteous unfireable LEO types disagree with horn use, but seeing how well they patrol the roads, that might say something.
The curve thing ateixeira is a problem here, too. I try to not have another car alongside me if the road has a sharp turn, especially after a light. The NE 8th/116th intersection in Bellevue with 2 turn lanes is a perfect example. Morons can't stay in their lane.
#20856 of 22407 Re: 98006 Honkers (& not geese) [fintail]
Dec 04, 2012 (4:20 pm)
Morons can't stay in their lane.
With so much rain falling, it is difficult to maintain your sea worthy position during an incoming tide so you drift a little.
(DUI patrols tonight all over the state.)
#20857 of 22407 Re: 98006 Honkers (& not geese) [fintail]
Dec 04, 2012 (5:20 pm)
I like to sneak up and honk when I see someone yapping on a phone. Also if I think they are going to wander into my lane - honk.
fintail. You have a lot of energy and good thoughts. I would support you if you initiated a national campaign about stupid drivers, texting, LLC, cell phone use, etc.
#20858 of 22407 Re: 98006 Honkers (& not geese) [euphonium]
Dec 04, 2012 (5:45 pm)
Especially if you are a 4'8" woman driving an Escalade around a tight corner - I guess the marine transportation styling of those barges gets the best of them.
DUI patrols - the kind of thing LEOs should be working on.
#20859 of 22407 Re: 98006 Honkers (& not geese) [xrunner2]
Dec 04, 2012 (5:46 pm)
If only it was that easy. Hell, local LEOs had a fairly loud campaign when phone use while driving became illegal in this state. But it didn't last long, and enforcement seems to be rare and random. The enforcement is what counts, unless the task of driving can actually be viewed as serious (as it is in some places where texting or yapping while driving isn't just illegal, but a social faux pas).