Hand Signals for Communicating While Riding
HAZARD IN ROAD
Point immediately with emphasis. (Sometimes this must be done with the right hand.)
Arm and index finger extended straight up.
Arm extended straight up with "Rams Horn" sign.
STOP (Slow Down)
Arm extended straight down, palm back. Animal or physical hazard in road, point to hazard.
Arm down to side, fist clenched with twisting motion as if turning the throttle
Arm extended straight up from shoulder, palm forward.
Arm positioned as for right turn, forearm swung toward shoulder.
(Accidentally left on)
Open and close hand with fingers and thumb extended.
Extend your left arm upward at a 45 degree angle with your elbow bent to 90 degrees and point towards the hazard over your helmet.
Arm out to side, upper arm about 45 degrees below horizontal, forearm pointing to tank with forefinger extended.
FOOD, COFFIE STOP
Fingers closed, thumb to mouth
Upper arm extended horizontally, forearm straight up, fist clenched with short up and down motion.
Arm extended (palm forward) down. Begin behind hip and swing forward in an arc away from body about 45 degrees from vertical.
COME ALONG SIDE
Same motion as you lead, but stop at side and point to position for other cycle.