One of the best qualities of being Canadian is our politeness. Having been to different parts of the world, drivers tend to use their horn more often. At first, this may seem rude or offensive, but in reality, is a much safer practice for a number of reasons;
- In an emergency situation, you are very aware of your surroundings, (see, think, do)
- cars, cyclists and pedestrians become aware of the same emergency
- cars, cyclists and pedestrians are made aware of your cars position and intention
It is extremely important to be seen or heard in an emergency situation, avoid a crash scenario with your horn, and just wave to apologize after avoiding the crash!