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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:32pm.

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Describe the proper hand signals to use when riding a bike.

A: Although bicycles are becoming more advanced and include highly sophisticated gadgets and gears, they still aren’t equipped with turning signals and brake lights like other vehicles such as cars. Therefore, besides always wearing a helmet, it’s important that you know the proper hand signals for turning left or right, and for stopping, before you mount your bicycle. So, to signal that you are going to make a left-hand turn upon your bicycle, all you need to do is extend your left arm from your body at a 90-degree angle, while the palm facing downwards, or parallel, toward the ground or the road. The hand signal for turning right, however, is slightly more difficult than the left-turn signal – but it’s not very complicated. Basically, you must extend your left arm away from your body, and bend your forearm upward at a 90-degree angle at the elbow, while your palm is facing forward. Furthermore, to allow those who may be behind you know you’re about to slow down or stop, you must extend your left arm out at a 90-degree angle to the body, and bend the arm at a 90-degree angle from the elbow while your palm is facing backward. Although it may somewhat seem complex, it is, in fact, the opposite of the right-turn signal.

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