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Bike Safe: Use Hand Signals

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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I'm a 12 year old girl with really strict parents! I do chores( even handling BLEACH sometimes) , I take care of my little brother, I'm in top set for all my classes- even on the gifted and talented register and I've only ever had 1 detention- and that was their fault anyway bc I was late( they drive). But, I'm still NEVER allowed out with my friends! My friends are all in top sets as well, are well behaved and all we literally would do is window shopping. I mean, there are my age smoking shisha and doing #####- they should be lucky I'm not a delinquent! But my parents always say I can't hang out. Not because they're worried about my safety, they just dont want me to go out.! Even sleepovers, my parents always say no because they ' haven't met the parents" but they make NO effort to do so. I'm losing out on knowing my friends better and whilst they're all making best friends, at school I'm just the person in the background- the left out friend. It hurts and most of the time I wish I was fostered or something. How can I make them loosen up? ( don't say anything about sneaking out because I chose life)
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Thank You Mate :)
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
Is there a particular reason or situation causing you to feel this way? I can't provide much advice other than talk to them about it. Communication is important.
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He is a jerk, but then what ?? He is your best friend . Maybe you should tell him to sleep for an extra hour. It may be a lack of sleep.
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My BFFEL (best friend for eternal life) is being a jerk after we have been friends for a long time. What should I do?
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