Bicycle Hand Signals For Safety

Almost same for cars and motorcycles before turn signals –

Frugal Average Bicyclist

Hand signals are a very important part of bicycle safety. Signals help drivers predict where you are going to go. When riding on the road you should always use hand signals, they can even be helpful on the trail to let other riders know where you are going. These are the most important signals that you should know. Try to signal about 100 feet before you intend to turn or stop, and make sure to hold the signal for at least 3 seconds. This gives drivers time to see the signal so they can be ready for your turn.

Left Turn

Left Hand Signal Bicycle

Right Turn

Right Hand Signal Bicycle

Alternate Right Turn

I have found that people often don’t recognize the standard right turn signal. Usually, I find people are waving back at me. So, I like to use the alternate right turn signal, and just point to…

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    1. When I first moved to Ohio, I had a 1951 Chevy. We had to go through a safety inspection once a year and it included checking if signals work. When the guy asked me to turn on my signals, I used my arm since the 51 Chevy did not come standard with electric signals. I passed the test – lol.

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