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Ever Wondered Why ‘Horn OK Please’ Is Painted On The Back Of Trucks?

Ever Wondered Why ‘Horn OK Please’ Is Painted On The Back Of Trucks?
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Every time you see a truck, you see 'Horn Ok Please' painted behind it. But have you ever wondered the reason behind this?

This particular practice has a very interesting history and it has been involved in recent days. However, we are not aware of the exact reason of 'Horn Ok Please' painted behind all the trucks but all we can do is predict a few reasons behind this famous truck paint. 

So, here are possible reasons why Horn Ok Please is painted on the back of trucks.

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Ever wondered why 'horn ok please' is painted on the back of trucks?

Ever wondered why ‘horn ok please’ is painted on the back of trucks?

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We see this behind all the trucks.

We see this behind all the trucks.
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This may be painted for another vehicles who are trying to overtake the truck.

This may be painted for another vehicles who are trying to overtake the truck.
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So, when you honk, the truck driver takes this as 'OK' and check if there is any oncoming traffic.

So, when you honk, the truck driver takes this as ‘OK’ and check if there is any oncoming traffic.
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If there isn't any vehicle, he would light the bulb and you are okay to overtake.

If there isn't any vehicle, he would light the bulb and you are okay to overtake.
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During World War II, trucks would run on kerosene so the 'OK' meant 'On Kerosene'. This was used as a warning as slightest of accidents would cause the trucks to explode.

During World War II, trucks would run on kerosene so the 'OK' meant 'On
 Kerosene'. This was used as a warning as slightest of accidents would 
cause the trucks to explode.
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OK was actually a detergent launched by the Tata Oil Mills Ltd. Co (TOMCO) where they used trucks as a medium to promote their product.

OK was actually a detergent launched by the Tata Oil Mills Ltd. Co 
(TOMCO) where they used trucks as a medium to promote their product.
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Horn Ok Please is printed behind the trucks to maintain safe distance. If you can read OK from your vehicle, you are at a safe distance and if you aren't able to read, you are closer to the truck.

Horn Ok Please is printed behind the trucks to maintain safe distance. If you can read OK from your vehicle, you are at a safe distance and if you aren’t able to read, you are closer to the truck.
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It is said that 'Horn OK Please' actually meant to be Horn OTK (Overtake) but changed to 'OK'.

It is said that 'Horn OK Please’ actually meant to be Horn OTK (Overtake) but changed to 'OK'.
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