Newry, Mourne & Down Council is looking to ban motorists who beep their horns when driving off, just seconds after saying goodbye to friends and family.
99% of residents have found the habit annoying since it was first introduced in the 1990s with the arrival of cars in Newry.
One resident told Newry Spud:
“I fucking hate them. Why do they have to blast their horn when they’ve literally just said goodbye? They’re nothing but arseholes – I only get 11 hours sleep a night and then these wankers come around, drop their childer off at granny’s house, say goodbye and then BEEP BEEP their bloody horns as they drive off as well. I just want to punch them in the face.”
But one motorist, John Fatspatrick told Newry Spud:
“I like to beep my horn once I’ve said goodbye. It reiterates the fact that I’ve said goodbye and I also like to wake everyone in the street up.”