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  1. News - China

    Car horns used 40 times more often in China than in Europe

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Car horns are used 40 times more often in China than in Europe. That was one of the lessons French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen learned when it expanded on the mainland. "In Europe, a car horn is used 10,000 times on average," Pierre Frederic Lebelle, head of the company's Shanghai-based China Tech Centre, told Le Monde newspaper. "In China, it's 400,000 ...

  2. News - China

    Car horns to signal period of public mourning for Sichuan quake victims

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:36pm by Staff reporter and Agence France Presse

    ... Staff reporter and Agence France Presse All entertainment activities throughout the province would be halted in public places on Saturday A period of public mourning will be observed on Saturday for those who died in a 7.0-magnitude quake that jolted Lush ...

  3. News - Asia - UNITED STATES

    Japanese tourist leads US police on fast and furious high-speed car chase

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:26am by AP

    ... operation, and Horne said he thought the car was being driven by a drunken driver. Horne turned on his lights and siren to pull the car over. Instead of pulling over, the driver sped up and began ... LIEUTENANT BRAD HORNE, UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL DUI UNIT COMMANDER Soon, there were three patrol cars in pursuit, with other officers closing highway exits and setting tyre spikes ahead. "It ...

  4. Authorities must enforce regulations covering car horns and alarms

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Yuen ('Car horns increase stress levels', January 21) and others suffering from the appalling level of noise pollution generated by car horns and alarms will be surprised ... pollution problem by restricting the volume of car horns and banning car alarms except those using global positioning system technology that alert the vehicle owner's mobile phone without ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Found in Mong Kok: a 'shared space' for people and cars

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by CARINE LAI

    ... a pedestrian-only street. They continue to use the full width of the street, strolling down the middle of the road in groups of five or six, and only moving aside when a car comes along. While most ... to the side for cars. The street has become a de facto "shared space" in which pedestrians and vehicles mix. Most of this is technically illegal. Pedestrians are not allowed to cross a road ...

  6. Car horn cases dip, streets stay noisy

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the din is starting to resemble that on the mainland, where drivers are notorious for overusing car horns. One Fa Yuen Street shoe seller said horn bursts can last six seconds. Secretary ... drivers from sounding horns all the time, but things are getting worse here.' Mr Kwok admitted professional drivers were often to blame but said private car drivers contributed by blocking ...

  7. News - World - BOLIVIA

    New cable car cuts journey time by half for commuters in La Paz, Bolivia

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:25pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in La Paz System aims to cut in half interminable journeys to and from La Paz Cable car puts commuters on a high Through its tinted windows, the red cabin affords passengers ... the world's highest major metropolis at an elevation of 4,150 metres. It's a far cry from the blaring horns, smoke-belching buses and endless rivers of traffic that make up the usual rush hour ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, January 31, 2013

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 01:27am by LETTERS

    ...   Is anyone fined for misuse of car horn? I refer to Jon Resnick’s letter (“Crack down on excessive use of car horns”, January 29). Mr Resnick says that “we need to legislate fines for excessive use of horns”. There is indeed legislation in force relating to the use of horns, under Chapter 374G of the Road Traffic (Traffic Control) Regulations (Regulation 43). It says, “No person shall use any ...

  9. Take the bull by the horns

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Matthew Marsh

    ... that Lamborghini's Gallardo Spyder is a great car. Or is it? In the two decades after Ferruccio Lamborghini retired to his vineyard in 1973, the cars bearing his name were associated less with sporting prowess than with entrepreneurs of the red-light district. In the 1980s the cars from Sant'Agata Bolognese were resale suicide. That all changed in 1998, when Audi took over. In one sense, ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Noise abatement law update needed

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Stop tolerating HK's selfish drivers and slap ban on car horns As David Richards points out, there is legislation in place prohibiting the use of car horns ("Is anyone fined for misuse of car horn?" January 31). Many times I have asked the police why this regulation is not enforced. The response is that it is almost impossible to capture evidence, so offenders can ...




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