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Old 07-08-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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Keep in mind for Miami, that many of them come from the New York area. Same for Atlanta and Charlotte--the honking there can probably be attributed to the uptick in New Yorkers.
Perhaps, but the honking in Miami is insane.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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Keep in mind for Miami, that many of them come from the New York area. Same for Atlanta and Charlotte--the honking there can probably be attributed to the uptick in New Yorkers.
It's also a Hispanic phenomenon as it's very customary in their native countries and given Miami's huge Hispanic population, hardly surprising.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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I heard quite a bit of honking in Baltimore. What I found amusing was when the light turned green, drivers would floor their cars and then would have to stop at the next light seconds later.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: IN
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I've noticed that Kansas City is very passive-agressive with regard to honking. It's not as common as big cities, but can often incite "road rage" when someone gets annoyed at being honked at. That is obviously a test case for people who have never lived in larger cities.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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If I imagine the sound of the streets of New York I also hear a lot of honking.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:37 AM
 
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Wow. Coming to the South, I couldn't figure out what was missing from my daily driving. Then someone actually honked and I had an epiphany, as in "That's it!"

Here, for the other driver to honk, you have to:

1) Be idling at a green light at least a couple of seconds. Even then, it's a staccato, quarter-second beep.
2) Be doing something really wrong.
3) Be someone the driver knows. That's typically a quick two-beeper and a wave.

When the Olympics were here, I was walking up the sidewalk downtown when I witnessed this very thing in action. A guy with New York plates was behind a driver who was a little slow to accelerate. So he just let it fly with a long and angry blare of the horn. The car in front stopped and this immense guy gets out of the car and starts walking back towards the New Yorker. The New Yorker, this smallish guy with his family in tow, gets out and starts apologizing.

I walked up and said to the really big guy, "Hey, I know it's not my business. But up North, it's not rude for them to honk the horn like that." And then I looked at the New Yorker, "You know that's rude down here, right?"

"I do now," he said. Everybody laughed and the two cars drove away.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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you might get the quarter-second staccato thing here if you're idling a green light. downtown people honk a bit, but it is uncommon. otherwise, no. i was driving a few days ago and the car in front of me suddenly and inexplicably started driving about 2 mph and turned on his four-ways blinkers. a huge line developed behind him and no one honked.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I heard quite a bit of honking in Baltimore. What I found amusing was when the light turned green, drivers would floor their cars and then would have to stop at the next light seconds later.
This happens here, too, so I am assuming it's flawed human behavior.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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DC is crazy with this. It's like music at rush hour.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Of the 566 cities and towns in New Jersey, 562 at least.
It's true, if you wait even a millisecond when a light turns green, you get horns blown at you like crazy.
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