Safety

 

Indiana Motorcycle Operators Manual

Motorcycle Safety Foundation

ABATE of Indiana

Motorcycle Code of Indiana

 

Group Riding Etiquette Hand Signals

Please pass all signals to riders behind you.

 

Start Engines

Start Engines

With your right or left arm extended, move your forefinger in circular motion.

Left Turn

Left Turn

Raise your left arm horizontal with your elbow fully extended.

Right Turn

Right Turn

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

Hazard Left

Hazard Left

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

Hazard Right A

Hazard Right A

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

Hazard Right B

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.

Speed Up

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

Slow Down

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

Stop

Stop

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

 
Single File

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.

Staggered

Staggered

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

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.