Morse Code for Drivers

In 1960, the Automobile Legal Association proposed that all drivers should learn a code that would allow them to communicate with each other on the road via honks.

One short honk would mean, 'Left blinker going'. Three short honks would mean, 'A light burned out'. One long honk would mean, 'Get over in the right lane.' And so on.

The Terre Haute Star - Sep 17, 1960



Although the honking code never caught on, the idea of allowing drivers to communicate with each other has persisted. The 21st-century spin on it are the various phone apps (such as bump.com, Driver Talk, or PL8chat) that allow you to send messages to other cars by entering their license plate number. Of course, both drivers have to be signed up with the app for this to work. Which means these apps have, for now, very limited practical use.
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Feb 15, 2021
     Category: Languages | Cars





Comments
OK, I'll say it...

There's only one signal you need to know - your middle finger held out the window for that other, idiot, driver. And that's every other driver on the road since you, yourself, are so exemplary.
Posted by KDP on 02/15/21 at 11:26 AM
George Jefferson or Fred Sanford would call it a language for honkies.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 02/15/21 at 01:32 PM
Yeah. Getting on your mobile phone while you're driving a car in - evidently - tricky traffic must be the best idea ever. The only guy who could think that is worth marketing is Elon "gonnacallyouapedo" Musk.
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/20/21 at 02:29 PM









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