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Signal ahead! Bikers should have been taught this in pre-school

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Police are cracking down on bicyclists who break the law, and many riders don’t know that signaling turns and stops are part of the rules of the road. Here’s a breakdown of how to let other riders — and drivers — know what your next move is going to be.

Long arm of the law: A left turn is signalled by extending the arm straight out, perpendicular to the body.

Right way: A right turn is signalled by holding the arm out and bending it upward at the elbow.

Down and out: A stop is signalled by extending the arm downward towards the ground.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at mperlman@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
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Reasonable discourse

Bikle from Bikelyn says:
You may also signal a right turn with your right arm out straight.

It's probably clearer to others that way, right?
Aug. 18, 2014, 3:22 pm
ty from pps says:
they don't teach the bent arm thing anymore...
Sept. 1, 2014, 1:53 pm

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