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NYC's "Don't Honk" signs to be removed

While it's still against the law to lean on your horn on New York City's streets, the signs reminding drivers as much -- which have been a staple on city streets since the 1980s -- are coming down.

New York City's Department of Transportation said all the signs saying "Don't Honk" will be removed by the end of the year, reports WCBS.

The decision to remove the signs are part of a city-wife effort to de-clutter the streets of signs that generally go ignored, according to the New York Times.

While DOT officials claim complaints about honking have declined 63 percent since 2008, City Councilwoman Gale Brewer said in a letter to the agency: "I can't tell you how many requests I get for 'no honking' signs," WCBS reports.

Unnecessary honking carries a $350 fine but is rarely enforced.

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