Air Horn gestures from little Kids (Keep tradition alive)

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by peterbilt_2005, May 20, 2019.

If in a safe area, no driver to scare would you or have you pulled the air horn for a kid?

  1. heck ya every time even in traffic!

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  2. just a couple of toots

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  3. I fire up the train horns

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  4. it's not safe unless needed

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  5. air horn what's an air horn my truck doesn't have one.(sorry Volvo)

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  6. I was arrested and jailed for noise ordinance

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  7. it's unprofessional to use Air Horn

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  8. ;

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  1. Drivers:

    This is not a old school truck or large car Idea. If your in your work semi or personal car you need to teach our younger people about the semi air horn.

    I realize you can't always pull that cord and let that air fly.

    I ran into a 5yr old boy with his parents at a truck stop. I asked if he knew what an air horn was. He shook his head no and hid behind his mom's leg. His mother smiled and gestured the pumping of the arm in the air, and asks her son to do the same. I got into my truck,. Did a small pull on the cord, to not scare him but let him hear the horn. After a few min. He was frantically doing it as other trucks were making the turn and saw him. One had a train horn, he was so excited that day.

    Keep the tradition going people.
     
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  2. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I did it for three kids last week.
     
  3. "semi" retired

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    Call me bad, but I never did that. Maybe I'd toot the service horn, with displeased results, but to me, the air horn on a semi is not a toy, it's a warning device, just like a train.
     
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    Westbound23 Road Train Member

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  5. Double Dime

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    It's for the kids, put on your big girl panties and pull the cord
     
  6. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Hey, sorry, but I've always felt the air horn is not a toy. Someone could panic and hit the brakes. I figured I'd get some guff on this, but too bad. It's not a toy.
     
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  7. Double Dime

    Double Dime Light Load Member

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    Relax, breath, just toot toot, not hang on it honey
     
  8. Y-L

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    I do it every time unless it’s not safe.
    So far 100% of the time it’s been safe.
     
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  10. booley

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    I'm with you semi, I always give a toot on my city horn because in most situations, the air horn is just too loud. One exception might be when someone's on an overpass and I'm cruising down the interstate, then I'll blast the air horn for them. But when just around town, and especially in residential areas, it's just the city horn...
    If I'm blasting my air horn, it's usually to say "WTF are you doing"


    When I was a kid, there was a local guy with a couple old Mack dumptrucks. Both front bumpers had painted "Here Comes Joe" on them. Well you can bet every kid in the neighborhood gave Joe the arm pump...and Joe always obliged.
     
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