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So, I work at Florida State University up here in Tallahassee for my regular 9-5 job, well when I go to lunch there are some students who are dumb ***** and will walk right in front of my truck… Well when they are dumb and walk in front of my truck, I let the horns rip. Here is a letter written to the vice president about me!!! :smiley: When the vice president showed this to me he laughed and thought it was funny and understood why I honked. He advised me though to tone it down some since the lady and the guy that are complaining tend to be a bit of “complainers” and will get the FSUPD involved.

The following is the letter written about me…


I recognize that this is to some extent a personal, subjective issue. However, I wanted to let you know that I am personally annoyed and distracted by one of your employees (I’m fairly certain it’s one of your employees) who ‘greets’ everyone in the vicinity upon his return to work from lunch off-campus by honking his ‘freight-train-sounding’ horn in his truck. Personally, I’m not impressed, though I have to assume that’s the point. He sounds the horn daily just before entering the gated “R” parking lot at the southwest corner of Woodward and (what used to be) Call streets, I think we refer to it as the Mendenhall parking lot.

A couple of weeks ago, while Angela, Phyllis and I were on our way to a working lunch meeting at the Union, he honked the horn at the cross-walk between the union and parking garage one, presumably to impress some of the young co-eds. They, too, seemed extremely annoyed, not ‘impressed.’ Angela and Phyllis remarked about it and I told them what I had noticed daily looking out my office window. Since then, they have both noticed it, as well, from inside the building; and Angela is 30 – 50 feet inside our office suite and hears it now occasionally, too. I had commented to them that I thought there was some sort of city noise ordinance. Phyllis, being the research sleuth that she is, found the Florida statute below. I don’t know if she looked for a city noise ordinance.

[u]The 2009 Florida Statutes


Chapter 316

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316.271 Horns and warning devices.–

(1) Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with a horn in good working order and capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than 200 feet.

(2) No horn or other warning device shall emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or a whistle.

(3) The driver of a motor vehicle shall, when reasonably necessary to ensure safe operation, give audible warning with his or her horn, but shall not otherwise use such horn when upon a highway.

In my opinion, his horn is ‘unreasonably loud or harsh sound(ing).’ I thought I would mention it to you before asking the FSUPD to sit and wait for him some day.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.



:rolleyes: God I love my horns!

You should get a PA and say “Stop walking in front of cars dumbass”

I went to FSU for some big football game. I love that place. I longboarded down the hill by the book store (I believe). You know, the one that has that roundabout. I had a roundabout about 500 feet from my summerjob. I’ve got to say, tourists do not know how to use one. They left blinker and turn left onto it…WTF. Thats where I learned I love sweetwater blue! I got a cup and all I had to give the people were some beads lmao!!! I had some buds that lived across from the campus. Nice little apartment…FSU owns.

That round about is where the gate to my parking lot is that they are talking about…

get a pa, tell em to walk faster, i had the same exact thing happen at work, security wrote to the vp of my company asking him to terminate me for my horns, i happen to be cool with my vp. so he sent it to my supervisors who were laughing about it… they wrote back saying that when they actually see something where im bothering or hurting somebody they may do something, but sinceim not malicious or something that nothing will be done. they werent happy

open a bottle of HB liquid *** and throw it at em… haters lol

LOL, my VP said hey I can’t tell you not to do it, since it is not job related it’s out of his hands

Oh I think I know what you’re talking about. I just remembered I longboarded in the parking garage too. It has an elevator, and atleast part of the parking garage has rough concrete? Yeah my brother almost busted his a$$ near the bottom of that garage lol. Small world.

haha that letter, classic one!! lol

i can imagine myself in exactly thesame situation

what a bunch of naggers thou >_> loud or harsh? don’t think so… train horns are sweet and gentle :slight_smile:

sweet and gentle to our ears! lol

lmao that will be great lol

Yeah, but I don’t want to get in trouble for throwing things now…

Damm great story bud made me laugh haha yeah you deffinately need a PA in that truck ;).

Funny story. Makes me laugh and I can just picture the type of whining, frustrated, snively, up-tight broads that would complain about something so silly and even write a formal complaint letter. If they were really mad then they should just egg your truck, sugar your gas tank, spike a tire, etc. to get even and tone you down a bit.

Now for the legal advice: the state law probably would not apply to you as long as your vehicle is on private property when you blow the horn. If you are on a public roadway then the law applies so be careful where you blow it. The police would probably laugh with you but if someone gives them a video or files a formal complaint of you using it on public roadways then the police may be forced to issue a citation. Of course the fine would probably be small but you don’t want the whiners to get one over on you.

Also, if you are doing this on the school or employer property then you may be safe from state motor vehicle laws however other laws such as disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, and even assault could apply. They could easily argue that it was harmul to their hearing or that the shock caused them chest pain, neck strain, etc. if they were close to your vehicle when you blast. Sounds silly but they could file formal complaints and you could be cited or found liable for damages if you lose. And the school or employer WOULD actually be liable as well if the complaintant can show that your behavior caused harm or damage, or that it led to another more serious situation. Their liability would be for being officially notified of the problem behavior and taking no action to protect the other students or employees while on school or company property.

I know, I know, this all sounds silly but it won’t be so funny if these prudes file legal charges or you end up with several fines. And your supervisors or employers won’t be so supportive if they are also named on the complaint or if they are sued for allowing workplace harassment. Many stranger things happen in court every day so be careful.

This is why I never use my horn on company property, I try to avoid using it for scares on public roadways, and I don’t blast it frequently on the same private property or public area. By all means have fun once in a while but be smart about it and don’t go crazy or it may cost you.

MAn what I do at 5:00pm is my business. lol I gave all my co-workers a scare yesterday. Even the ones that were expecting.

k3 power! u know what i mean?

Heck yeah. Your videos are the ones that made me get a K3 to begin with.