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Breaking: Honking Does Not Make Traffic Go Faster

Why, please, no.

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Picture this: you're driving in a car and traffic slows down to a halt.

It probably slowed down because of congestion, merging or sadly an accident. Because everyone wants to keep moving when they're driving so CLEARLY it's nobody's fault, right, LOL, RIGHT?!
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It probably slowed down because of congestion, merging or sadly an accident. Because everyone wants to keep moving when they're driving so CLEARLY it's nobody's fault, right, LOL, RIGHT?!

You have two options. You could wait patiently for it to move again.

Hmmmmm.
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Hmmmmm.

Or you could start honking at everyone even though they'd obviously be moving if they could.

-_-
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-_-

Guess what happens when you honk. First off, it startles and upsets everyone.

Why are you honking at me? I can't move?
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Why are you honking at me? I can't move?

If you live in a city you're basically honking in pedestrians' ears who don't have the insulation of a car to hamper the noise.

Ow.
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Ow.

Your car is also very likely on a street near apartments or homes with people in them. Including babies. Babies trying to sleep.

That's right, YOU'RE ACTUALLY MAKING BABIES CRY.
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That's right, YOU'RE ACTUALLY MAKING BABIES CRY.

And waking up sick elderly people trying to rest.

Wow! Did you know stress can be harmful to sick people's recovery? Are you trying to make them sicker? ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL SOMEONE'S GRANDMA?! WTF.
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Wow! Did you know stress can be harmful to sick people's recovery? Are you trying to make them sicker? ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL SOMEONE'S GRANDMA?! WTF.

Your honks are also making dogs think they need to bark for 20 MINUTES STRAIGHT.

It's not cute. OK a little cute sometimes. BUT NOT REALLY.
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It's not cute. OK a little cute sometimes. BUT NOT REALLY.

And upsetting people just trying to live their LIVES IN PEACE.

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So unless a car is about to straight-up hit you and you need to make yourself known, HONKING LITERALLY DOES NOTHING BUT MAKE YOU A SELFISH ASSHOLE.

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So don't be a selfish asshole. Stop honking.

Peace out and peace and quiet for all. Including me, who needs some fucking sleep.
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Peace out and peace and quiet for all. Including me, who needs some fucking sleep.

*Honk honk*

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