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As a general rule, you should only use your vehicle’s horn when absolutely necessary to insure safe driving. Whether you are new to driving or simply need a refresher, here are some basic honking etiquette tips to keep in mind.
When you SHOULD use your horn
People cannot see you unless they are looking your way. Your horn can get their attention. Use it whenever it will help prevent a crash. If there is no immediate danger, a light tap on the horn should be all you need. Give your horn a light tap:
• When another vehicle is in danger of hitting you.
• When you have lost control of your vehicle and are moving towards someone.
When NOT to use your horn
You should not use your horn in the following circumstances:
Remember Honk Responsibly !
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