Honking is the anthem of New York City streets.
Noise ranks at or near the top of 311 complaints and horn blowing, when drivers are not in danger, ranks among the city's most flouted infractions.
Just 400 tickets for horn blowing are given a year on average, about as many as one hears in an hour on some blocks.
It also may be the most selfish and counterproductive infraction. Experts say the vast bulk of horn taps do nothing to speed things along.