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Motorcycle hand signals, especially for "Cop Ahead"

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Cruizin
So many times I see another biker coming the other way, we wave by dropping a hand down, and then a mile later I see a cop on the side of the road, ready to write tickets.
 
Why didn't that idiot on the bike give me a signal and warn me?
 
Please, share the below pic on facebook, twitter, wherever and slap your helmet to warn bikers of speed traps!
 
Share share share. The license you save could be your own!
 
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motomeek
Luckily, it seems I tend to be around riders who have no problem informing others about the PO-POs being around...
 
Hazards on the other hand... I've encountered a few I'd end up following on my commute that don't inform me! I guess I shouldn't be surprised... these are the same people that also don't check their rear view mirrors or care to move over to let me pass.

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pgeldz
Awesome Cruizin!
 
- Paulie

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yamahaha
What happened to the circular motion above head for cop warning? That's my fave.

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grahamfz07
I had a guy on a bike flash his high beams at me, i wasnt sure what he meant but i slowed down enough to avoid getting a ticket by the cop waiting a mile down the road. Good to know tapping the helmet is the way to alert other riders!

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bmwpowere36m3
Quick flashes of the high-beam... that's what I've encountered or nothing at all. In Europe (spent a lot of my youth there) I can guarantee if you are coming up on a speed trap an oncoming driver will flash his lights, if not one driver, multiple.

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prediddy
I flash out of habit (always do it in my car), I'll try the 'tap the head' method while I'm riding...

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n2shotokai
Extra points for tapping your head while LE is following you.

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No Hater
Interesting.....I was just on the freeway, saw a supersport coming the other direction. I immediately tapped the helmet and motioned down word to slow. Immediately feeling like I did my good deed for the day. I had only hoped he understood what I meant.
 
Cop with his radar out checking that direction of traffic.
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username
Well you can't go wrong with the good ol' flash n' tap. Ain't nobody not going to understand that one.

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Guru
Flashing is what I usually do. And I started doing the 'tap-on-the-head' with my left hand, the 'Hazard' sign with my right leg and the 'Slow down' sign with my right hand.
 
I can swear most riders think there is something wrong with me when I do it though. crazy.gif
 

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tanner68
It's good for us to all be on the same page with hand signs. I didn't know the one for turning off the tun signal, and I've needed it in the past.
 
Tapping the top of the helmet is what I have mostly encountered, as a warning about LEOs ahead.

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fz07nc
I had it all wrong this past weekend... I was using the slow down sign to let oncoming riders know of LEO ahead. At least, I'm partly right [as long as they don't think I'm just waving to them].

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aeisan
Riding with high beams on during the day makes it hard to flash your lights, so I always opt for the helmet tap.
 
Then there are ds83's hand signals. These are classic... (NSFW)
 
*Seriously NSFW, strong adult language, dont watch if not prepared to hear offensive language* But it's funny -Cruizin..
 

 

 
He has others, but they aren't as good.
 
 
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Kwaipuak
Also, if you use your phone as a GPS get and use Waze. You are connected to every other user and one feature is to report police so the gps warns you when you are coming up on them.
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