Do you blow horn often?
I drive, but I don't blow my horn often. Usually if I use it, is if birds/animals are in road. I rarely honk at other cars unless the light has been green for several seconds and they're not paying attention or they are otherwise blocking the road or about to crash into me.
I blew the horn last week because I was at a four way intersection and I did not have a stop sign and the other driver did. Just as I was getting into the intersection, they proceeded to make a right turn right in front of me. Fortunately no traffic was coming, so I swerved into the left lane and blew the horn. I couldn't imagine how they didn't see me coming. If I hadn't been able to move over they would have hit me.
At things like right on red intersections or left on green intersections, I don't ever honk. I guess if it was abundantly clear there was no traffic approaching, or they had a green protected arrow and they still wouldn't go, I might, but even then I might be cautious because there could be a pedestrian or something I can't see, that they can. I really don't like when people honk at me at places like this because I don't need them to tell me when it's safe to go from their perspective. One time I was at a left on green with a line of traffic in the oncoming turn lane and I couldn't see anything. This semi behind me laid on the horn and I wanted to say "Maybe you can see, but I'm not going to turn and get smashed just because you blow your horn."
Often at those left on greens I just won't go if I can't see. Sure, I could try creeping into the intersection until I could see if anyone's coming, but my fear is somebody will be going way too fast and I won't see them until the last second. It's just not worth it.
Plus some lights have signs prohibiting right on red, but they put the sign so far back that you can't see it when you're at the light. So in that case I'm even more skeptical of turning or blowing the horn.
I've even been known to take side streets to avoid an upcoming right on red intersection or one with just a stop sign if it's particularly busy, or also if there's already an aggressive driver behind me, speeding, riding bumper or otherwise seems they will cause issues if I feel uncomfortable turning on red.
At night I am especially cautious, because I find it really hard to tell what lane the cars are in, all I can see are a lot of pairs of headlights. The lanes they are in I can't really discern, so I find it best to wait until there aren't any approaching cars for quite a ways.
One thing that annoys me though, is when I'm going down a road and people at side roads, will drive right through the stop signs without even attempting to slow down, just so they can pull out right in front of me, much less stop. Totally stupid. I really shouldn't do it, but I've been known to speed up in those situations just so they feel like they really messed up. I've got to stop doing that though.
Underneath the cold November sky, I wait for you... As the pages of my life roll by, I wait for you... I'm so desperate just to see your face, meet me in this broken place...
Be a little brave for a little bit of time.