It only takes a few weeks of living in a busy city where the streets and pavements are crammed with tourists to appreciate the genius behind Yosef Lerner’s Pedestrian Horn invention. It makes the most useful feature of a car – its blaring horn – available to those who prefer to walk.
The Pedestrian Horn is worn around the neck with a seatbelt strap so that the steering wheel – which appears to have been lifted from a swanky Cadillac – hangs at the perfect height to make the horn button readily and easily accessible. Lerner demonstrates the extreme usefulness of his creation in a video shot in and around New York where, not surprisingly, it’s just as effective at grabbing the attention of drivers as it is at startling selfie-snapping tourists. Why do people feel the need to frame their photos in the middle of a busy pavement when visiting a different city?
Lerner has listed the Pedestrian Horn as being available for sale – in a limited run of 10 horns – on his personal website for $699 (£544), which sounds a little expensive until you find yourself trying to fight your way past a group of people who’ve decided to catch up on the past 30 years of their lives at a busy intersection. In those moments, $699 to honk your way through sounds like an absolute bargain. Unfortunately, the Pedestrian Horn might be a one-off creation, which means if you’re not the person who manages to snag it, you might one day find yourself on the receiving end of its obnoxious honk.