16 Hand Signals Every Biker Should Know Of

Riding a bike is never a choice, but a matter of passion. While one may enjoy the comfort of a car, it goes without saying that bikers can kill for the breath of fresh air and gushes of wild wind.

There’s a different feeling about riding a bike; It kick starts your heart. Riding a bike pumps adrenaline in your vessels just the same way as it does with the engine. If you ride a bike once, with your heart on the edge, you are its slave forever.

Biker’s accessories are an integral part of their ride. Starting from the helmet, hand gloves, face shield and boots; biking needs it all. For motorists, it’s imperative to follow biking etiquettes religiously. Here’s a list of 16 hand signals every biker should know of to avoid fatal road accidents.

1. On Your Left1


2. On Your Right2


3. Wait3


4. Quick. Quick. Quick. 4


5. Hand Motion5


6. Gorging 6


7. The Refill Mantra 7


8. When To Stop8


9. Reducing Speed 9


10. Quick Chase10


11. Guide Them Ahead 11


12. Avoid Bumps 12


13. Tap To Stop13


14. The Hand Swing14


15. Up In The Air15


16. An Exact “V” Symbol16


There inevitably comes a moment when you have to interact within the group or with a fellow biker; in such a moment, one can rely wholeheartedly on these signals. The above are undoubtedly the best way to communicate while riding, avoid accidents and have an enthralling riding experience.

About the author:  

Shewali loves to cook. She is mostly travelling; if not blabbering or gorging. That’s all folks!