Honk if you’re…

Nice article on honking in Slate.  This excerpt is encouraging:  “In July, traffic police in Mumbai launched a “No Honking Movement” led by taxi drivers who took an oath not to toot.  Last year, Shanghai banned honking downtown, with the prohibition set to expand to the entire city.”

Honking is annoying and, it turns out, mostly useless.  Of the many suggestions for curbing this ill, raising the volume of the horn inside the car is a personal favorite.  I’m sure several people will take credit for this ingenius idea, but I first heard it from cuddly curmudgeon Todd Hartley, so kudos to him.

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