Hand Signals


Cycling Hand Signals Viewed From Behind

Hand SignalsNote: When signaling Right, bicyclists may use either method in Minnesota.

Minnesota law requires cyclists to follow all traffic control signs and signals, just as a motorist would. Without the benefit of a car’s turn signal and brake lights, cyclists’ hand signals bridge the gap and help motorists and other riders know planned turns. Make sure you give motorists enough time to react, Minnesota requires 100 feet of continuously holding the hand signal or when stopped and waiting to turn. For kids or others, there is an exception to this rule if the arm is needed to control the bike.

Remember to yield to pedestrians and other motor vehicles.

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