Other than “What is your loudest horn?”, the question we get asked the most is, “Are train horns illegal?”. It’s definitely a good question to ask. Just because you want to be heard on the road doesn’t mean you want to be ticketed or arrested. It doesn’t help that the laws are different in each state and can be very vague at times. You want to do the right thing and obey the law, but you also want to make sure people take notice when you need them to. So what do you do?
We have seen a lot of people either assume that they are completely illegal or that you can use them however you like, so as the experts on all things loud, we decided that it was our duty to set the record straight and let you know what your rights are in every state and the best practices to use your horns according to the law.