I recently wrote a guide on “How to Drive Like a Christian.”  Last week, I stumbled upon an issue that I hadn’t covered in that guide.  It is a driving issue that should not be ignored.  It has to do with honking your horn.

There are times when it is absolutely necessary to honk your horn.  Sometimes we use our horns to prevent traffic accidents.  Other times they are used in an attempt to keep someone safe that is crossing the street. 

And then there are the times when you are sitting at a red light and the person in front of you doesn’t notice when the light turns green.  You need to alert them.  You need to let them know to go.  Since your horn is really your only option, how can you use it without coming across as a jerk?

I think we need to come up with a new horn sound that is a polite, Christian way to get someone’s attention.  Maybe we could keep the normal horn sound for when we really want to show frustration.  But wouldn’t it be great if we had a more peaceful, loving option?

What do you think?  What would a Christian car horn sound like?  Maybe the opening notes of Amazing Grace?  Maybe the sound the Road Runner makes?  Maybe a voice?  If so, what should it say?

Please leave any ideas you have in the comments below.  Then I’ll see if I can make it happen.

8/6/2012 02:27:58 pm

The horn says scatter.


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