Buses in Manchester, in the United Kingdom, are getting a kinder, gentler horn to alert pedestrians engrossed in their phones. Instead of a loud traditional horn sound, buses will be equipped with a “horn” that has eight dings, followed by a voice saying ‘take care, vehicle approaching’, then five more dings.

The warning was developed after pedestrians said they found  the traditional horn ‘aggressive.’ Really?? Well, it is a horn.

You can hear the new horn here. There’s also more to the story here.

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