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Bike Safe: Use Hand Signals

Hand Signals For Bikers

Even though bikes these days are becoming more and more high-tech and come with cool gadgets and gears, they still aren’t equipped with turning signals and brake lights like cars. So, besides always wearing a helmet, it’s important you know the right hand signals for turning left and right, and for stopping, before you hop on your bike to go for a ride.
Turn Left

To signal that you are going to make a left-hand turn on your bike, all you have to do is stick your left arm straight out, parallel to the ground.

Turn Right

The hand signal for turning right is a tiny bit trickier than the left-turn signal – but it’s not that complicated. Stick the upper part of your left arm straight out beside you, with your elbow bent at a right angle and your forearm (the part or your arm between your elbow and your wrist) vertical to the ground. Your hand is pointing straight up toward the sky. Basically, your left arm looks like the letter L.

Slow or Stop

Let anyone who may be behind you know you’re about to slow down or stop/hit the brakes by placing your upper left arm parallel to the ground and your forearm down toward the ground. Basically, it is the opposite of the right-turn signal.

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brunostar

brunostar wrote:

:-)
commented: Sun Sep 29, 2013

Lenda7

Lenda7 wrote:

how many car drivers know these signals?
commented: Sun Jun 09, 2013

The ninja boy

The ninja boy wrote:

I don't really signal with hands
commented: Wed May 08, 2013

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