Would roads be safer if cars did not have horns?

7 Days in Dubai - - COMUNNITY -

I have of­ten won­dered what the im­pact would be if car mak­ers were to dis­con­nect the horn from ev­ery car be­fore it is sold in the UAE. When cars were first in­vented more than 100 years ago, horns were used as a safety de­vice to let pedes­tri­ans/horse car­riages know you are com­ing since they may not be ex­pect­ing you. Nowa­days, pedes­tri­ans are pretty used to cars surely the horn has be­come a lit­tle re­dun­dant. Still, I guess it’s handy when you want to warn some­one that you are un­der­tak­ing them on SZR, that they need to get out of the fast lane or to tell them that the lights turned green while they were en­grossed in a game of Candy Crush. I guess, with­out the horn Dubai’s roads just wouldn’t be as safe. Daft Vader Dubai

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