Survey on vehicle horn use in urban areas of Korea

Masayuki Takada, Satoshi Suzuki, Ki Hong Kim, Shin Ichiro Iwamiya

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Abstract

In previous studies, we carried out questionnaire surveys to investigate the current circumstances of vehicle horn use and the effects of horn use on drivers and pedestrians in Japan. Several cities in other countries face noise problems relating to the use of car and motorbike horns. Our survey design might help obtain information on the circumstances of vehicle horn use in such areas, which can subsequently be used to design countermeasures to reduce adverse effects. Therefore, we conducted a similar survey on horn use in South Korea. Measurement of noise at a crossroad with heavy traffic revealed more than 100 uses of the horn per hour. The questionnaire survey included questions on the latest or last-remembered case of horn use in various situations in which the respondent was a driver or pedestrian. It was found that many pedestrians had experiences of being honked at with a single honk, two short honks and a long honk. Such honking mostly aroused negative psychological reactions such as the respondent finding the horn use startling, noisy, or irritating. There were no significant relationships between questionnaire items of the driver's own horn use, suggesting there is no particular manner of the driver's own horn use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERNOISE 2014 - 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationImproving the World Through Noise Control
EditorsJohn Davy, Marion Burgess, Charles Don, Liz Dowsett, Terry McMinn, Norm Broner
PublisherAustralian Acoustical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9780909882037
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control, INTERNOISE 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Nov 16 2014Nov 19 2014

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NameINTERNOISE 2014 - 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control

Other

Other43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control, INTERNOISE 2014
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period11/16/1411/19/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Takada, M., Suzuki, S., Kim, K. H., & Iwamiya, S. I. (2014). Survey on vehicle horn use in urban areas of Korea. In J. Davy, M. Burgess, C. Don, L. Dowsett, T. McMinn, & N. Broner (Eds.), INTERNOISE 2014 - 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control (INTERNOISE 2014 - 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control). Australian Acoustical Society.