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.
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 where I am going.
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Reblogged this on Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News and commented:
Almost same for cars and motorcycles before turn signals –
Excellent to know!
The old style right turn isn’t used (ever) on a bicycle. That was created back in the day before blinkers because you couldn’t point out the passenger window to signal a right turn. For cycling, we just point to which way we’re going so someone doesn’t get the mistaken impression we’re waving at someone. Nice post.
Thanks for sharing, every biker should know about these!
Very important for safety.
We need to follow some rules while biking. Well written!🌹🤗
This was basic knowledge when I was young. I suspect drivers don’t know what they mean now.
Many. That’s why I like to use the alternate right turn and just point the direction you are going.
Too dangerous to road ride here. I gave my bike to charity years ago. I plan to get another after knee replacement… but will still limit myself to the beach trail.
My Huffy bike has been my savior during COVID. I drive defensively at all time at the same as if I’m driving a car.
Good to hear.
Considero que esta información es muy valiosa y, por lo mismo, debería de tener mayor difusión. Si todos conociéramos estas señales, habría menos accidentes en perjuicio de los ciclistas. Deberiamos de llevar la encomienda, cada uno, de promover tal información. Gracias por compartir algo tan valioso. Saludos y un abrazo.