Stop the Honking? New York Suggests It’s a Lost Cause

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traffic-nycCabbies do it from the back of a taxi line at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, coaxing their colleagues to move up a spot. Commuters do it at the mouth of the Holland Tunnel, flabbergasted that others in a city of eight million might share their route.

Honking.

It is the signature act of the New York City road, and in the grand tradition of jaywalking, it happens to be illegal; everyone does it, but barely anyone is punished.

Now, it appears, the city has effectively thrown up its hands – or, more accurately, taken down its signs. In a move condemned by critics as a tacit surrender to a ubiquitous noise, the Transportation Department is removing all “Don’t Honk” signs from the streets, and predicts there will be none left by the end of the year.

Read more at THE NEW YORK TIMES.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}

6 COMMENTS

  1. When you’re sitting in traffic and no one is moving, it makes you feel like you are actively doing something when you honk.It relieves the tension from sitting and doing nothing.It’s very therapeutic. Everyone sitting in traffic should just put on a pair of good earplugs and honk away!

  2. WHY SPEND MONEY. Just leave the signs. They are not causing any harm and some might obey the sign.
    Oh sorry, I am in a resturant and this waiter is serving me soda in an extra large glass…one minute readers excuse me…
    ..HELLO.. WAITER!! YOU SERVED ME 38 OZ OF COKE WHICH IS 2 OUNCES OVER MAYOR BLOOMBERGS LAW OF 36 OZ. REMOVE TWO OUNCES OR YOU WILL PAY THE %100.00 FINE….
    OK READERS… yeah I was saying..leave the signs up and save the money

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