A4_2 Horn to Kill

James Wayman, Rebecca Coulson, Anya Sier, Habeebah Shehzad, Heather Nuttall


In this paper, the level of sound from a car horn required to halt an incoming car travelling at a regular speed in an emergency was calculated. This required level was found to be approximately 240 dB, a sound 10^14 times louder than a regular 100 dB car horn. This level of noise would cause a large amount damage to both vehicles involved.

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