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

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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.

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.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at mperlman@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
Updated 3:22 pm, August 18, 2014
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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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