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    Quote Originally Posted by KWL View Post
    Were the kids treated to some special language?
    No, the oblivious walker was treated to a death glare, though.

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    Morningside is another wonderful Virginia suburban road with a ditch for a shoulder. You have to take the lane.

    The honking thing is pretty common down in Mount Vernon. I attribute this to the fact that Mount Vernon has more elderly people than any other part of the DC area. They freak out seeing bicycles (or anything other than a car in the street) and lay on their horns. Eldery drivers have slower reaction times, and often have compromised vision. I'm 61 and have had 7 eye operations. I speak from personal experience. (Also, I am a former Boston cabbie. GET OUT OF MY WAY.) I get honled at on Collingwood Road a lot for no reason other than the driver has competence issues.

    Cars these days are cocoons of quiet. Drivers often cannot tell how loud their horns are. I really wish they'd make a law that made horns sound inside the car. This would cut down on a lot of this nonsense.

    My wife was run over on Sherwood Hall Lane. At noon. On a clear day. By an SUV driver who ran a stop sign around a stopped car. He was in a hurry to pick up his daughter at a game of some sort.

    Long story short: despite living next to one of the most heavily used trails in the country, the drivers of Mount Vernon still don't get bicycles as transportation. Be careful out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootchopper View Post
    I really wish they'd make a law that made horns sound inside the car. This would cut down on a lot of this nonsense.
    Even better - the horn is a second brake pedal. Pressing the horn is exactly equivalent to pressing the brake. Name a situation where you would need your horn but pressing the brake is a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    Even better - the horn is a second brake pedal. Pressing the horn is exactly equivalent to pressing the brake. Name a situation where you would need your horn but pressing the brake is a bad idea.


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    That's clearly an instance of needing a special "Badass Jump over a Truck" button in addition to a regular horn, which is also a brake pedal.

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    If they're old enough, they may have learned to honk when passing.

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    Sure, pal, just shoal on up to the very front past a long line of cyclists waiting in a polite line for the light at the Int. O'Doom. You're more important than all of us after all.

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