If you’re the one who usually leads the pack during a bike ride, you need to know a couple of easy hand signals which can help communicate messages to riders behind.
There’s no official rule for using hand signals while riding a motorcycle, however, motorcyclists need to communicate too. Whether it’s for other riders or drivers, its essential for everyone to know these basic signs. Knowing these signals will help you get noticed a lot more, sometimes blinkers can go unnoticed. Make not of a few of these easy hand signals:
Left Turn: Left arm extended with palm facing down.
Right Turn: Arm out with fist clenched. Arm bent at 90 Degree angle.
Stop: Arm extended down at 90 Degree, palm facing back.
Speed up: Swinging extended arm from bottom to top, palm facing front.
Slow Down: Swinging extended arm from top to bottom, palm facing down.
Follow me: Arm extended straight up, palm forward.
You lead: Extend arm 45 degree downward, now pointing with your index finger flex your arm back and forward.
Hazard on the Road: If hazard on the left, point with left hand, on the right point with right foot.
Refreshment stop: Fingers closed thumb to mouth.
Indicators on: Open and close your fist with your arm extended.
Pull over: Swing your arm over from your shoulder to your head.
Cops ahead: Tap on your helmet with palm down.
Refuel Stop: Arm out to the side, pointing towards the tank.