The horn on most motorcycles is not much of an attention-getter. Nevertheless, be ready to use it whenever you’re passing a car, or approaching a driveway or intersection with a vehicle in it that might pull out in front of you. It’s also a good idea to use your horn before you pass anyone you think might move into your lane.
Here are some situations to watch for:
- a driver accelerating in the lane next to you
- a driver sitting in a parked car
- a person walking or riding a bicycle in the street
Don’t be afraid to use your horn if you have any doubts about what others might do.