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(KING 5 News)   Three out of four Washington State drivers refuse to honk their horns. Of course, that fourth one is an actual Washington State native honking angrily at all the people who've moved in and screwed the place up   ( king5.com) divider line
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2017-11-09 11:25:36 AM  
I don't know where my horn is.  I drive defensively and have never had to use it...
 
2017-11-09 11:44:10 AM  
Live in Washington. Routinely have to honk at the person in front of me at a light, because they are on their farking phone
 
2017-11-09 11:56:51 AM  
The horn in my work beater hasn't worked in awhile.  I could really use it too because truth be told I drive like an asshole.
 
2017-11-09 12:05:47 PM  
Honk at Uber drivers who stop traffic to pickup or drop off.  Honk at boxblockers stuck in the intersection when the light turns red.  Honk at you slow farks in the left lane.

I'm a honker.  I honk.
 
2017-11-09 12:08:40 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Honk at Uber drivers who stop traffic to pickup or drop off.  Honk at boxblockers stuck in the intersection when the light turns red.  Honk at you slow farks in the left lane.

I'm a honker.  I honk.



*Fist bump*

Same here.

/Lived in Washington for most of my life.
//And too many idiots feel the need to drive slow in the left lane on the highways.
///And yes, if you're driving at the speed limit, you are driving too slow.
 
2017-11-09 12:17:31 PM  
I assume those three non-honkers are not doing so because they are trying to be stealthy as they drive around hunting for all those GODDAM TRAFFIC LAW-IGNORING CYCLISTS!!!1!

/motorists vs. cyclists threads are best threads
 
2017-11-09 12:26:06 PM  
I usually don't honk my horn but I do like to honk some boobs if that counts.
 
2017-11-09 12:54:09 PM  
Washington drivers don't honk because they're passive aggressive. And they're all so afraid of a curve in the road that they have to slow to a goddamn crawl every goddamn time.
 
2017-11-09 12:59:33 PM  
Honk?

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2017-11-09 01:00:47 PM  

Tellingthem: I usually don't honk my horn but I do like to honk some boobs if that counts.


I would love to find a gif for that, but doing a GIS for *honking boobies* probably isn't a wise idea at work.
 
2017-11-09 01:18:26 PM  

Uncle Eazy: GODDAM TRAFFIC LAW-IGNORING CYCLISTS!!!1!


Uber Eats cyclist almost took me out yesterday.  I had the audacity to walk on the sidewalk.  I farking hate Uber anything.  It's becoming an obsession.
 
2017-11-09 01:22:13 PM  
I visited Washington a few months ago for the first time from the Detroit area. I was amazed at how cautiously everyone drove and how I saw probably less than 10 cop cars in the week I was there.
 
2017-11-09 01:22:59 PM  
Native seattleite and I honk enough for the other three.
Just balancing the universe😀
 
2017-11-09 01:25:29 PM  

Circusdog320: Live in Washington. Routinely have to honk at the person in front of me at a light, because they are on their farking phone


Did it twice today on the way in to work.  It's a 15 mile drive.
 
2017-11-09 01:25:57 PM  
Horn broken, watch for finger
 
2017-11-09 01:27:59 PM  

The_Sponge: //And too many idiots feel the need to drive slow in the left lane on the highways.


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2017-11-09 01:28:14 PM  
FTFA: "Maybe honking is the key to a better commute?"

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2017-11-09 01:28:32 PM  

bigfatbuddhist: I don't know where my horn is.  I drive defensively and have never had to use it...


Same here. I've only used the horn on rare occasion to wake up the guy in front of me when the light is green and has been for a while.

It's not like honking at someone who's done something wrong is going to change their behavior. Honking in a traffic jam makes even less sense. Traffic's backed up for a reason and honking isn't going to make things better.
 
2017-11-09 01:28:35 PM  
Stutterbox / ALS more effective, satisfying than plebeian horn

Tends to frighten the elderly though
 
2017-11-09 01:30:47 PM  
You don't want to be 'that guy' who honks a horn and introduces hairy hornswaggelers, a honking bugblatter beast, or dog forbid, Rosie O'Donnell and wreck every future acid trip for someone.

Just let it go man.
 
2017-11-09 01:31:00 PM  
And 43 percent said when someone honks at them they acknowledge their mistake with a gesture of thanks.

A wave with their middle finger prominently displayed.
 
2017-11-09 01:31:58 PM  
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2017-11-09 01:32:02 PM  

FortyHams: Washington drivers don't honk because they're passive aggressive. And they're all so afraid of a curve in the road that they have to slow to a goddamn crawl every goddamn time.


How about you start your drive five minutes earlier and not try to make every c
 
2017-11-09 01:32:28 PM  

bonobo73: FortyHams: Washington drivers don't honk because they're passive aggressive. And they're all so afraid of a curve in the road that they have to slow to a goddamn crawl every goddamn time.

How about you start your drive five minutes earlier and not try to make every c


..mute into a race?
 
2017-11-09 01:32:33 PM  

FortyHams: Washington drivers don't honk because they're passive aggressive. And they're all so afraid of a curve in the road that they have to slow to a goddamn crawl every goddamn time.


Ugh I'm a Washington resident and that shiat makes me cringe so hard... the weekend I broke up with my GF was the weekend she crested a hill on I-5 in SoCal, screamed, and slammed on the brakes because she was afraid the car was going to go flying off the road.  As I didn't want the traffic behind us to incorporate me into the rear crumplezone (she had a friend who absolutely insisted they be up front), I volubly voiced my disagreement with that action.

/Apparently that's when I ceased to be a supportive, positive influence in her life and became an emotionally abusive monster
 
2017-11-09 01:34:20 PM  
Back in February, Seattle ranked the tenth worst commute in the nation according to Inrix. Maybe honking is the key to a better commute?

This article needed some flippant editorializing. It was so full of news already.
 
2017-11-09 01:36:54 PM  
I was born and raised in Washington, but I've been transplanted to the horn-honking capital of the world, New York City. It's like I've found my people.

/still love Seattle, but damn it sucks to drive there
//at least if you care about getting anywhere, unlike half the locals
 
2017-11-09 01:37:24 PM  
A New York cabbie would wake up the whole state.
 
2017-11-09 01:40:15 PM  

johnny_vegas: The_Sponge: //And too many idiots feel the need to drive slow in the left lane on the highways.

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Hahahaha.
 
2017-11-09 01:40:17 PM  
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Yesterday...  On Fark!

Some honking, some cussing and the driver is detained for 45 minutes.
 
2017-11-09 01:42:38 PM  

FortyHams: And they're all so afraid of a curve in the road that they have to slow to a goddamn crawl every goddamn time.


There is a long sweeping curve on the I205 south of Portland, OR and traffic slows down there every time.

When I lived in SoCal, a trouble shooter from NY, NY came out. Dork honked at every intersection to "Let people know he was coming through." He was rather shocked when he got a ticket. A two-fer, unnecessary use of horn and running a stop sign. Cop car was right behind him!
 
2017-11-09 01:42:43 PM  
Don't use my horn, and I don't use my blinker.

Also... if someone honks the horn .23 seconds after the light has turned green... I will turn my car off.
 
2017-11-09 01:44:20 PM  

cowgirl toffee: and I don't use my blinker.


that's strange, are you religious?
 
2017-11-09 01:45:33 PM  
Swing into my lane without signaling you're getting an earful of horn.

Slow down suddenly without warning and turning - once again without signaling - you're going to hear horn.

If I'm the first car waiting at the light in the opposite direction and you turn when it's already red (not yellow) - you're getting the horn. Had an asshole turn through the red and ended up right in front of me, farked up my car something bad, tried to claim to his insurance it was yellow - except the fact a cop was in the intersection at the time and saw the entire thing.

/in other words - drive like a selfish asshole - get the horn
 
2017-11-09 01:47:11 PM  

bonobo73: FortyHams: Washington drivers don't honk because they're passive aggressive. And they're all so afraid of a curve in the road that they have to slow to a goddamn crawl every goddamn time.

How about you start your drive five minutes earlier and not try to make every c


Dude, your car is not going to fly off into space if you hit a curve at normal driving speed.
 
2017-11-09 01:47:38 PM  

blatz514: Honk?

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Honk  Honk!
 
2017-11-09 01:47:49 PM  

johnny_vegas: cowgirl toffee: and I don't use my blinker.

that's strange, are you religious?


Yes... and I feel being in the turning lane is enough of a clue to alert people that I will be turning.  :)

Here in Tennessee, if you see someone with the signal light on, you only know that one thing is true... the light is working.    :/
 
2017-11-09 01:47:50 PM  
We Washingtonians who do use our horns tend to make up (in volume of honking) for the other three. My wife is so horn-averse that she didn't even know her horn had been broken for at least a year, until I drove her car for three minutes and needed to use it.
 
2017-11-09 01:48:28 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Don't use my horn, and I don't use my blinker.

Also... if someone honks the horn .23 seconds after the light has turned green... I will turn my car off.


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2017-11-09 01:48:43 PM  

cowgirl toffee: johnny_vegas: cowgirl toffee: and I don't use my blinker.

that's strange, are you religious?

Yes... and I feel being in the turning lane is enough of a clue to alert people that I will be turning.  :)

Here in Tennessee, if you see someone with the signal light on, you only know that one thing is true... the light is working.    :/


Floridah, also...
 
2017-11-09 01:50:51 PM  
Maybe I wouldn't honk at you if you would pay attention to traffic instead of playing around with your smartphone while eating a bowl of pho you balance on your knees and cut your fingernails.
 
2017-11-09 01:51:21 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: cowgirl toffee: Don't use my horn, and I don't use my blinker.

Also... if someone honks the horn .23 seconds after the light has turned green... I will turn my car off.

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2017-11-09 01:52:18 PM  

cowgirl toffee: johnny_vegas: cowgirl toffee: and I don't use my blinker.

that's strange, are you religious?

Yes... and I feel being in the turning lane is enough of a clue to alert people that I will be turning.  :)

Here in Tennessee, if you see someone with the signal light on, you only know that one thing is true... the light is working.    :/


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2017-11-09 01:52:37 PM  
My wife gets mad when i don't honk my horn, but i feel that its logically counter-productive most times to honk.

You honk at someone in LA, they are more likely going to take offense and make an issue out of it, and try to impede you even further.      In fact, i don't usually use a turn single, because it provokes drivers to speed up and block you coming into their lane.
 
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2017-11-09 01:53:38 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Don't use my horn, and I don't use my blinker.

Also... if someone honks the horn .23 seconds after the light has turned green... I will turn my car off.


ct, meet peterthx...

peterthx: Swing into my lane without signaling you're getting an earful of horn.

Slow down suddenly without warning and turning - once again without signaling - you're going to hear horn.

If I'm the first car waiting at the light in the opposite direction and you turn when it's already red (not yellow) - you're getting the horn. Had an asshole turn through the red and ended up right in front of me, farked up my car something bad, tried to claim to his insurance it was yellow - except the fact a cop was in the intersection at the time and saw the entire thing.

/in other words - drive like a selfish asshole - get the horn

 
2017-11-09 01:53:42 PM  

johnny_vegas: The_Sponge: //And too many idiots feel the need to drive slow in the left lane on the highways.

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Nice.  Washington State Patrol has been cracking down on "camping" in the left lane for at least the last year.  This isn't California, you're supposed to use the left lane for passing, then move back right.
 
2017-11-09 01:55:11 PM  
See also,
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2017-11-09 01:56:01 PM  

peterthx: Swing into my lane without signaling you're getting an earful of horn.

Slow down suddenly without warning and turning - once again without signaling - you're going to hear horn.

If I'm the first car waiting at the light in the opposite direction and you turn when it's already red (not yellow) - you're getting the horn. Had an asshole turn through the red and ended up right in front of me, farked up my car something bad, tried to claim to his insurance it was yellow - except the fact a cop was in the intersection at the time and saw the entire thing.

/in other words - drive like a selfish asshole - get the horn


Appear to be paying your $15 bridge toll in change, pulling out one coin at a time and handing them individually to the booth operator, taking well over a minute - horn.

/this happened to me this morning
//booth operator yelled something at me as I subsequently drove by (it was a combo cash/EZ Pass booth, and I had the latter so I didn't hear him, but I could see, oh he mad)
 
2017-11-09 01:56:04 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: cowgirl toffee: johnny_vegas: cowgirl toffee: and I don't use my blinker.

that's strange, are you religious?

Yes... and I feel being in the turning lane is enough of a clue to alert people that I will be turning.  :)

Here in Tennessee, if you see someone with the signal light on, you only know that one thing is true... the light is working.    :/

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