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northsub

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2004 4:03:26 PM

One of the first things that I noticed, when I moved to Illinois, from NY/NJ is that people here DON'T HONK! At first, I thought the cars here were not equiped with horns! My question is, when do you think it most appropriate to HONK your horn?
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 1:20:10 PM

Not really
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 8:04:27 AM

Hardly
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Moe86
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 11:54:36 PM

Rarely.
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 8:09:18 PM

Rarely
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eB40
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 6:49:16 PM

not really.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 9:45:41 AM

I don't remember the last time I used the horn in my car or in my wife's.
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thebrohta167
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 9:39:55 AM

on occasion
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 9:33:07 AM

a blue moon.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 2:37:38 PM

Not often.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 6:37:23 PM

sometimes
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 11:35:04 AM

yes
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Gxpress
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 1:23:55 AM

Yup
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buickentury
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 7:45:49 PM

Maybe a few times per year. Just a short beep at the dude in front of me who doesn't realize the light changed to green (hey, it happens to everyone sooner or later).
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 7:27:51 PM

sometimes but not that often............
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 7:11:55 PM

no
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 6:30:54 PM

Only if it is called for!
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 5:46:34 AM

Barely
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Will 1
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 7:23:30 PM

no
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eB40
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 5:13:10 PM

Hardly
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Gxpress
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 10:39:51 PM

yup
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drillintheUSA
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 9:36:28 PM

yes... probably only necessary once every month or two though
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 7:43:57 PM

As little as necessary
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 12:01:17 PM

no
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Will 1
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 7:35:58 PM

yes
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 2:38:12 PM

Not really.
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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 12:20:33 PM

Very rarely
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theLAZYz
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 9:34:43 AM

i've been driving for more then 25 years, i think i used it 3 times
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russells350
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 8:44:00 AM

no
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 7:40:59 AM

Only time I do is to test to see if it works occasionally.
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eB40
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 6:57:25 AM

Rarely
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2014 12:25:06 AM

very seldom
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pacecar68
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:09:13 PM

yes.
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 10:30:33 AM

yes
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 7:16:07 AM

Not really
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eB40
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 8:55:09 AM

Rarely
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 11:30:01 AM

Yes
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 7:44:49 AM

once in a blue moon
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 4:54:01 AM

Yes
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 10:40:13 AM

Yes
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down2fumes
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 10:00:55 AM

YES WHEN THE LIGHT TURNS GREEN AND THE IDIOT IN FRONT OF ME IS SENDING A TEXT MESSAGE AND NOT MOVING FORWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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russells350
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 9:39:41 AM

no
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 7:21:26 AM

had to lay on it for a cop last week, cut right in front of my so he wouldn't miss his exit, missed him by about 2".

do use it on occasion when the person in front isn't paying attention and the light changes to green. just a light beep gets their attention, usually.
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 1:03:05 AM

yes
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streetcars
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 12:58:23 AM

mostly to shoo critters out the way.
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 12:24:23 AM

seldom
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 9:10:16 PM

Blowing the horn is rude.
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mhradecky
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 8:43:07 PM

Only to warn pedestrians, and other vehicles.
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Will 1
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 7:18:36 PM

yes
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dandeeman
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 5:41:55 PM

NOPE
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cujo1977
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 12:59:31 PM

IF NECESSARY
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