Motors honk pollution?

There are many countries with a problem of noise pollution.  This has come about through the honking of the motor cars by the drivers.  While on holidays I had personal experience of this in Ghana.  But I have since read, that the but I about the situation in India, Nigeria and Egypt.  I understand it is much worse.  No doubt there are other countries with the same problem too.  Statistically I wonder how many vehicles are on the road each day.

Why honk?

I reckon it is done so other vehicles and pedestrians not only give way but get out of the way too.  In some cases drivers do honk and have to give way to animals like cattle in India and in Africa the animals found on Safari.  Efforts to cut down on the noise pollution have been tried, for example, in Lagos, Nigeria, a ‘No Honk Day’ was very welcome and many people agreed it would be beneficial.  The article I read reports people haf suffered deafness from being in the environment.  They were traders trying to make a livelihood.  The Top 10 noisest cities in the world according to are 

  • Karachi, Pakistan 
  • Shanghai, China 
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina 
  • New York, New York 
  • Madrid, Spain 
  • Tokyo, Japan 
  • Delhi, India
  • Cairo, Egypt 
  • Kolkata, India
  • Mumbai, India 

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