It’s nothing new for people to install loud aftermarket horns. Loud, illegal horns have always been high on nuisance value. But people seem to take less care of that and are often seen going for them. This particular owner, however, decided to up the ante by installing a ‘train horn’ in his Mahindra Scorpio.
In fact, the Scorpio owner in the video is seen troubling other commuters and passerby deliberately with this completely illegal horn on his SUV. Take a look at the video below to find out what a ruckus he is creating with his antics.
As seen in the video, the owner of the Scorpio is amusing himself by scaring off people with his new weapon (read horn). He takes up his car to unknowing pedestrians and suddenly blows his horns which makes rest of the people startle in surprise and fright. The horn is so loud that even people inside cars and tractors get disturbed by it.
Firstly, he is using this illegal aftermarket horn and secondly, he is unnecessarily honking at his will to get a kick out of scaring people. Doing so is really 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 neighborhood. In most part of the video, it creates panic situation for the people exposed to the horn.
Truth to be told, he is not the only one to be doing so. Many car owners, especially SUV owners install loud aftermarket horns, replacing the stock ones. While they may not have the same intention as the guy here or may not get a ‘Train Horn’ installed, still it creates disturbance among the masses. 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. Horns are meant to be used occasionally and were invented not for such antics, but rather for the purpose of avoiding accidents and collisions.
Legally speaking . . .
Installation of such horns on one’s vehicle is totally illegal and vehicles with these horns can be seized by the authority. Also, the affected people can complain to the traffic police, which is authorized by the law 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.