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Are You a 'Honkaholic?'
Written by Tyler Hawn
Last updated on June 16, 2014 @ 9:24AM
Created on June 14, 2014 @ 5:31PM

Honking your horn is something many of us have probably been guilty of when we try to say hi to someone on the road, or maybe because a driver isn't paying as much attention as they should be. A new study reveals you could be something called a "honkaholic."

According to a new study by Safeco Insurance, 58% of drivers report some type of honking behavior. About a half of of those who participated said they're guilty of honking at someone, and about 40% of driver say they're the ones getting honked at.

5 News talked to some of you who said you honk your horn when you get upset with someone on the road, but when you get honked back at, it makes you feel upset as well.

"You want them to move because they're going 55 in the fast lane. I feel just as upset when they honk the horn at me like they do when I honk at them," said Norma Brockway, of White Sulphur Springs.

Officials say you can take steps to stop the honking by practicing good behavior when behind the wheel. For example, heavy traffic, slow drivers, and speed demons are three things that are unavoidable.

The study showed the biggest reason people honk their horns is to remind drivers in front of them that the stoplight has finally turned green.

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