Did you know there’s a hand signal for a “refreshment stop” among motorcycle riders? I didn’t, but it appears that there’s an entire set of defined hand signals for things like slowdown, speed up, follow me, road hazard etc. I knew a few of them though, like the one where you stick your arm out and open and close your hand a few times, for “hey bozo, your turn signal is on”. I guess we all know the signal where you stick your middle finger out and shake your fist like crazy, for “argh! watch where you’re going moron”, but they must have forgotten to put that one on the list.
I suggest not trying to learn them all at once, after all, you have to hold on to the handlebars now and again.
Here’s an example of a few signals.
Head on over to the American Motorcycle Association for the full list.
Via: Carla King