Why do car drivers blast their horns for no reason?

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Joe90
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02 Apr 2021, 12:03 pm

Today I was coming out of a small shop when a car that was driving past blasted his horn a few times as he drove past. I looked at the driver of the car to see if he was waving to anyone but he wasn't, he was just looking ahead rather relaxed, and there weren't really anybody else walking in the street at the time. There was no other cars on the road at the time either, so he wasn't tooting at any other cars. Also there were no hazards that made him warn other road-users that he was coming; it was just a straight, clear road.

So it was obvious that he just wanted to blast his horn for no reason. Why do some car drivers do this randomly? I suffer with my nerves and so I am jumpy at sudden loud ''sharp'' noises such as sudden blasts from car horns. If he was tooting for a reason, I'd still jump but then I'll see the reason and try to pass it off. But this time there didn't seem to be a reason. I was with my boyfriend and out of frustration I yelled, ''ohh, why do people like making me jump?! !'' Not that I'm accusing the driver of making me jump, but it still feels like people do things like that for the purpose of making pedestrians jump.


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02 Apr 2021, 12:28 pm

This irritates me, too.

I don't like useless noise myself.

This is just one of those stupid things that one has to shrug one's shoulder about.



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02 Apr 2021, 6:41 pm

1. Their team just won a match.
2. They just got married!
3. They're happy to be alive.
4. They bought a new car and want the locals to look at them.
5. They just returned from a tour of duty "in country" and are glad to be home.
6. They just had a baby (but the baby is not in the car with them).
7. They won the lottery.
8. They are high.

Oh wait. Those are reasons, and you wanted "no reason" answers.


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02 Apr 2021, 7:02 pm

BeaArthur wrote:
1. Their team just won a match.
2. They just got married!
3. They're happy to be alive.
4. They bought a new car and want the locals to look at them.
5. They just returned from a tour of duty "in country" and are glad to be home.
6. They just had a baby (but the baby is not in the car with them).
7. They won the lottery.
8. They are high.

Oh wait. Those are reasons, and you wanted "no reason" answers.


Oh, that's why the precious little entitled show-offs do it. My heart bleeds for them.


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