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Old 03-23-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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Added a New Air Horn ... Now they know I'm there

Just added a New Hadley set of Bully horns to the Bounder 33c and the merging traffic nor longer cut in front without me letting them know that they are too close for comfort.

What ever it take to wake the dead drivers is good for me .!!!

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Just added a New Hadley set of Bully horns to the Bounder 33c and the merging traffic nor longer cut in front without me letting them know that they are too close for comfort.

What ever it take to wake the dead drivers is good for me .!!!

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The quieter way - and more professional way - is to monitor things in front, side and behind you and maybe ease off on the throttle a minuscule amount to ease their way in.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:23 PM   #3
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You'll be surprised that they still may not hear the air horn!

In addition to my air horn up top, I installed a 155db train horn down low - now that get's their attention!

Sometimes even when you 'monitor' the situation up ahead and on the side and slow down, the oblivious drivers will still need to be woken up!
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:38 PM   #4
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Our coach came with air horns. They work when I really need to get someone's attention. I installed a horn off a Geo Tracker for when I don't have to wake the world, but just want to say hi or scare some goats. (they run away like blazes!!)
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Too bad many people do not know the proper way to merge traffic.
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I agree, defensive driving is always best, but when some idiot yacking on his cellular, driving a Prius directly cuts you off trying to play "I dare you" with your 33,000lbs Motorhome, he deserves a BLAST


The very day we were bringing ours home, I'm in the slow lane, fast lane blocks my merging left, merge lane coming up and I see the Toyota, instead of him speeding up to traffic he just sailed right into my path-I had room to brake but dam right I laid on the horn. I think he had to change when he got home.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:25 AM   #7
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Pilots have to do a biennial flight review - they have to go prove to an instructor that they're not a danger to themselves and others. Good pilots see it as an opportunity to quash bad habits early.

I think drivers should have to do the same thing. I'm a bit ambivalent about how often, but probably every two years would be about right. Do it in a simulator, where various traffic conditions can be simulated. The people who tailgate and cut in front among other stupid tricks would get recycled - they'd have to do remedial training before retesting.
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I agree Paul, but unfortunately people believe driving is a right, not a privilege.
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Paul - I agree. I wonder how many will drive the same at the review as they do in reality. Many I believe will perform the recommended way at the review and immediately revert to the way they drive on the street. EG - who would start texting during a review?
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<snip>who would start texting during a review?
That's relatively easy - the proctor starts texting the subject during the test. How do they respond?

Some of the BFR is just a review of things that will get you busted. So a BDR could include a review of safe driving distances, proper way to enter a freeway, things like that. Then do the simulator and see how well they do, and a debriefing afterwards to critique.

Yep, driving is considered a right; by the same token flying should be too but isn't. Lots of folks carry a fear of flying because they perceive it to be dangerous - but really driving is a lot more dangerous, mainly because of the people out there who really shouldn't be driving. The news outlets really harp on any little aviation accident, because they happen so infrequently. Fatal traffic accidents are too frequent to be newsworthy therefore we become inured to them.
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By the way, I dream of putting an air horn in my '97 Honda Civicmobile. Soil themselves first, ask questions later.
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You can blast your Hadleys until your fist turns pink, but you will not change their driving habits.
A train horn in California may get a no-no law born.
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