Loud, illegal horns have always been high on nuisance value. Unfortunately, it’s common to see people replacing the factory-fitted horn of their vehicles with louder units that are highly irritating. The owner of this Mahindra Scorpio, however, takes things to the next level by installing a ‘train horn’ in his Mahindra Scorpio. What’s more, the SUV-owner seems to take pride in troubling other road users with the excessive use of this totally illegal horn.
The loud and shrill sound of this horn is highly disturbing. The horn is so loud that it can startle just about anybody on the road. Also, the noise pollution created by such horns is just as bad as the sudden panic it causes among the road users. As you can see in the video above, the driver of this Scorpio gets a kick out of driving to unsuspecting road users and suddenly honking to scare them. Doing so can be really troublesome to all those who have a medical condition or are prone to having anxiety attacks. Such horns are irritating and can easily disturb the peace of the neighbourhood.
Sadly, car owners actually pay money to get these illegal horns installed. Many car owners think that having a loud horn can help them clear the traffic ahead of them while others do it purely to seek attention. The noise pollution created by this horn is just as bad. Such horns are meant to be used on train engines and not on vehicles that ply on public roads.
Legally speaking . . .
Installing such horns is totally illegal and vehicles with these horns can be seized. Also, the affected can complain to the traffic police, which is authorized to take action against owners of vehicles fitted with such horns.
As per Section 190(2) of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, any person who drives or allows to be driven, in any public place, a motor vehicle, which violates the standards prescribed in relation to road safety, control of noise and air-pollution, shall be punishable for the first offence with a fine of one thousand rupees and for any second or subsequent offence with a fine of two thousand rupees.
Video courtesy – Sonam Chib on Youtube