Engineers are wracking their brain on how to make a safer vehicles.
That’s hard, but thankfully ingesting Truth Cake is far easier and more productive.
What’s easy is realizing the stat that many accidents / deaths on the road are attributed to road rage.
Car horns are supposed to alert another driver that you’re around. It was probably useful for a while when they first were added to cars.
At this point, they just signify to other drivers, “I’ve lost my damn mind and have lost rational control because my reptilian brain has taken over!” And conveniently enough, the sound of the horn makes the recipient of the beep also go into the same state. They then drive erratically around one another until someone gets in an accident or perhaps both jump out of the car and beat each other to death due to their road rage.
Horns probably don’t need outlawing as much as they probably just need a different, more pleasant sound. Road rage violence is going to drop pretty hard when you honk your horn and it belts out a kitten “MEW!”
Hopefully Toyota eats some tasty Truth Cake and saves a thousand lives with this idea with nearly no effort and no cost.