In India unnecessary vehicular honking is the main reason for noise pollution.
The problem is worst at traffic signals where drivers start honking without waiting for the signal to turn green or for traffic to move. Drivers show no respect to the law that prohibits the use of horn at traffic signals and other silent zones such as areas near hospitals,schools, religious places and residential areas. Vehicular honking in cities has reached at an alarming leve land contributes approximately 70% of the noise pollution in our environment.The unwanted sound can affect human health and behaviour,causing annoyance, depression, hypertension, stress, hearing loss, memory loss and panic attacks. Most of the drivers try to release their frustration and tension by blowing horns, possibly due to lack of awareness regarding the negative effects of noise but most likely it is because of the lack of civic sense. 

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