Have just been verbally harrassed by someone who parks their car on the outside of a bend on the road leading to our estate …
Having avoided three head on collisions in the last year due to motorists
1. exiting the estate at high speed
2. pulling out around the parked car without i) slowing down and ii) pulling in behind it to check the road is clear
I now sound my horn when approaching the hazard to let other motorists know that I am there … she has reported me to the police for harassing her.
Highway code section 112 (http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070289)
The horn. Use only while your vehicle is moving and you need to warn other road users of your presence. Never sound your horn aggressively. You MUST NOT use your horn
- while stationary on the road
- when driving in a built-up area between the hours of 11.30 pm and 7.00 am
except when another road user poses a danger.
Roadcraft – the police drivers’ manual (HMSO 1987 p30 section 15)
15 The horn should be sounded only when it is really necessary. No hard and fast rules can be laid down but there are certain occasions when the use of the horn is justified even though every other precaution has been taken.
(b) When approaching a hazard where the view is very limited, such as a blind bend.