Aftermarket Courtesy Horn: Would You Install One?
This video presents a more polite way to get your point across when you honk your Mustang’s horn.
If you live or work in a major metropolitan area, it’s easy to get frustrated by the short cycles of traffic lights. It gets even more frustrating when you are stuck behind an inattentive, distracted driver. Still other drivers are just overly slow and cautious to react.
While it may be tempting to honk your horn at them, some could see this behavior as being overly aggressive. Inciting road rage is never a great idea, but in gridlock traffic where you’re likely to spend several traffic lights stopped behind this person? Forget it. What you need is an attention getter. What you need, according to this video, is a courtesy horn.
The concept behind a courtesy horn is simple. First, you have your main, steering wheel mounted horn — loud, boisterous, and within easy reach to alert drivers of impending danger like an imminent wreck. Elsewhere, you have a courtesy horn mounted. It’s slightly quieter, more high-pitched, and ideally, operated by a button on your dashboard. It’s a friendlier way to get other driver’s attention.
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It’s a great concept, but would it work in practice? Given that the install is relatively easy, it’s worth a shot. There are several other uses for a courtesy horn seen in the video. In a parking lot, the courtesy horn is seen getting someone’s attention as they’re loading their groceries, so that they can close the side door to allow you to park beside them in a crowded lot. It’s probably more polite than yelling.
You could also use it to alert someone to open a gate or a garage door without too much of a ruckus. Would you install a courtesy horn on your Mustang? Let us know in our forums!