Using Turn or Hand Signals

Before making any turn, whether onto another roadway, a parking lot, another traffic lane, or leaving a parked position, it is important that you signal. Your signal lets other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians know your intentions. You must give a proper turn signal at least 100 ft (200 ft in some states, e.g.,Indiana) before turning or changing lanes. Consult your state's Drivers handbook for details. If your vehicle's turn signals do not work, use hand signals as shown in the next slides.

Left hand turn signal

HAND SIGNAL FOR LEFT TURN

Left hand turn signal

HAND SIGNAL FOR RIGHT TURN

Slow hand signal

HAND SIGNAL FOR SLOW or STOP

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