Can someone explain to me the reason it is required in the driving. I live in an urban area near Washington DC, and it may be months before I hear a horn honk, and LOL I do it myself just to honor my friends in China..
Seems to me the longer the honk, the more important one is, if as to say"I am so important, clear the road for me". One taxi I was in honked the horn for a whole block. Nice to know the driver had a VIP with him in the car.....talking about my Chinese fiancee of course.
Well, I just thought it so interesting. Honestly, when my fiancee, who will have married me in Nanjing, comes to the USA, I think the biggest culture difference to her will be the horn honk! Perhaps i can make a tape of horn honking to soothe her mind and make her feel at home.