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Old 04-08-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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hand and leg signals

Okay. A few friends and I are having a discussion about hand and foot signals. What is the universal and correct way for hand and foot signals.

1. What is the proper way to signal that your switching to the right and left lane? Do you kick your left leg or right leg out to switch lanes? Or are you use the arm/hand signals ie. left arm horizontal to signal a left hand turn upcoming and to switch lanes too and right angle signal with your left arm/hand?

2. If there is a object or hazard on the road do you Lil out the according leg/foot on the side it's on or point to the road with your hand/finger?

I have seen people modify hand signals and equate hand signals to have multiple meanings ie. kicking out your right leg means that your are switching to the right lane and also means there's a hazardous object on the right side of the road and vice versa fOr the opposite leg.

Again let me reiterate that I am asking for the proper and correct way. Please keep it on topic.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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Hazards = foot
Lane change = small button on left , next to headlight switch.
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Hazards = foot
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and are you implying that every cager out there is going to know what every sign means?
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Foot for hazards....

left arm straight out for left
L shape with left arm for a right...
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Hazards = foot
Lane change = small button on left , next to headlight switch.
What if your signals don't work when your flip the switch?
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I really doubt people even remember what those signs mean
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What if your signals don't work when your flip the switch?

Then the car behind you hits you. This even happens when they work properly
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I really doubt people even remember what those signs mean
Yeah it's sad. They teach It in driver's Ed and the MSF course.
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and are you implying that every cager out there is going to know what every sign means?
They don't know the foot signals but should know the hand signals. Sadly nowadays anyone can "pass" a driving test.

SOOOOOOOOO..... Leg/fOot signals FOR hazards ONLY and hand arm signals for lane changes and upcoming turns only?
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Foot for hazards....

left arm straight out for left
L shape with left arm for a right...

Correct Sir!!
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Foot for hazards....

left arm straight out for left
L shape with left arm for a right...
this is what I do with a group
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I think leg is for hazards and hand signals for lane changes and turns... though I like to use the "cop" hand signal as a cue to slow down on noob rides where someone feels uncomfortable with the speed. I figure one siren equates to another... whether its an ambulance to pick up a downed rider or a cop trying to remind us of the rules of the road.
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I use hand signals with blinkers for lane changes. I Put the leg out for hazords. I have seen people using a leg for pack lane changes. I just understood what they ment.
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Foot for hazards....

left arm straight out for left
L shape with left arm for a right...
Yup, this is the correct way to do it.

oh and your left arm bent at the elbow and down means you are stopping.

p.s. these hand signals are the reason motorcycles don't need turn signals to pass inspection in Texas.
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Foot for hazards....

left arm straight out for left
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This. I wish people would stop doing the kick out to switch lanes too.
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This. I wish people would stop doing the kick out to switch lanes too.
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But sticking your leg out when going 120+ is cool....
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