Safety Hand Signals

Thanks to John Huber, Ann Arbor American H.O.G.

HAND SIGNALS

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START ENGINES

With your right or left arm
extended, move your index 
finger in a circular motion

LEFT TURN

Raise your left arm
horizontal with your
elbow fully extended.

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RIGHT TURN

Raise your left arm
horizontal with your
elbow bent 90 degrees
vertically

HAZARD LEFT

Extend your left arm at
a 45 degree angle and
point towards the hazard.

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HAZARD RIGHT A

Extend your right arm at
a 45 degree angle and
point towards the hazard

HAZARD RIGHT B

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

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SPEED UP

Raise your left arm up and down
with your index finger extended
upward.  This indicates the
leader wants to speed up

SLOW DOWN

Extend your left arm at
a 45 degree angle and move
your hand up and down

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STOP

Extend your left arm at
a 45 degree angle with the
palm of your hand facing rearwar

SINGLE FILE

Position your left hand over
your helmet with your fingers
extended upward.  This indicates the leader
wants the group in a single file formation. Usually
this is done for safety reasons

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STAGGERED FORMATION

Extend your left arm upward
at a 45 degree angle with your
index and pinkie finger extended.
This indicate that it is safe to
return to staggered formation.

TIGHTEN UP

Raise your left arm and
repeatedly move up and down
in a pulling motion.  This
indicates the leader wants the
group to close ranks

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