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    • Honky Incidents of 2018
      By: superfist · 04/21/2019
      There's some good debate and discussion about the use of the horn here.  I think we all understand the horn is just another tool in the skill set, and whether you make use of it or not is a personal decision.  I had consciously work on it because incidents used to be so rare before moving here that it was an afterthought.   The use of the horn CAN potentially keep you from getting squished.  It's not mutually exclusive to taking evasive or other action at the same time.  I use it just
    • Honky Incidents of 2018
      By: wordsmith · 04/20/2019
      You confuse my love of a good clean argument with a desire to see you hurt - or worse.   Not so: your skin, your choice! Dirty words at ten paces...???
    • Honky Incidents of 2018
      By: nicksta43 · 04/20/2019
      @wordsmith I simply made an observation, only in the context of this video which was about all the times the OP used his horn in 2018. You seem to have taken an issue with my statement, which is your perogative.  I am certainly not attempting to make it a point if honor. I only relayed my reactions in similar situations. I'm also not over here trying to convince people to rip the horns off of their bikes either.  I have no issues with people using their horns. You won't catch me withou
    • Honky Incidents of 2018
      By: wordsmith · 04/20/2019
      A timely 'beep' if a rider sees another vehicle drifting into his/ her lane will surely alert the driver, unless of course (as is often the case) said driver is texting, or whatever, and is oblivious to the world outside.   The horn is there for a purpose - it may not have the desired effect in some, even maybe many, circumstances, but surely it cannot hurt.   And taking evasive action at the same time as blipping the horn is entirely feasible - it's not a matter of one or the other.    Awl
    • Honky Incidents of 2018
      By: nicksta43 · 04/20/2019
      And a horn is not going to prevent that whatsoever. If a collision is unavoidable honking the horn does exactly nothing. If a collision is avoidable then I'd rather be actively avoiding it than making noise.  In @betoney's example if there was a couple seconds of time available to lay on the horn there would be a couple seconds to actively brake especially if her rear tire is even with the front tire. That happens to me occasionally. I check up and move over and I've never even considered t

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