Is honking your horn free speech?

January 17, 2008 5:28:33 AM PST
Is horn honking free speech? It is according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU of Michigan is taking the city of Ferndale to federal court over its "no honking" policy for anti-war protesters. Every Monday for the last five years, demonstrators have carried signs urging motorists to honk for peace. The ACLU contends such audio action is a form of constitutional protected free speech. But the city of Ferndale counters that needless honking is distracting and could be dangerous. The federal judge hearing the case in Detroit hasn't indicated when she might issue a ruling on the beep for peace issue.