RIP, “No Honking” Signs

January 29, 2013 | Samer Kalaf

Those “No Honking” signs bolted to street lights around the city that no one obeys will all be gone by the end of the year, presumably because no one obeys them. (The official reason was to reduce street signs and ideally overwhelm less drivers with all the words to read.)

This doesn’t mean you can just lay on your horn like a dickhead now. Well, you probably will: 206 people got tagged with an “unnecessary use of horn” summons last year. But it’s still illegal, and if caught by a bored cop with time to waste, you’ll pay a $350 fine.

Gale A. Brewer, a Manhattan councilwoman, strongly opposes the sign takedown:

I can’t tell you how many requests I get for ‘no honking’ signs. The notion of taking down information when information is so hard to get in New York City is pretty bad.

Really? How do that many people require information to figure out that honking your horn for no reason is obnoxious and is an act reserved for dumb jabronis? Are we going to start kicking random dogs all of a sudden just because there’s no sign to tell them not to? Someone send for Jay Shells.

(Photo: rachaelvoorhees/Flickr)