Are you a honkaholic? A new study from Safeco Insurance finds that 58 percent of drivers say that they use their horns, while 47 percent say that they get honked at. Another 39 percent admitted to honking at other drivers.
The survey looked at three distinct honking styles:
Quick Tapper (beep, beep!) ?? 54 percent
Moderate Honker (beeeep!) ?? 38 percent
Prolonged Beeper (beeeeeeeep!) ?? 8 percent
Drivers also reported how they felt being honked at:
Angry ?? 20 percent
Frustrated ?? 19 percent
Stressed ?? 18 percent
There were several reasons behind the use of horns in traffic.
Remind the driver in front of you the light has turned green ?? 77 percent
When another driver cuts you off ?? 73 percent
When passing / allowing someone to pass ?? 42 percent
When another driver is going too slowly ?? 40 percent
When stuck in traffic ?? 32 percent