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Hand Signals

 

Standard Group Riding Hand Signals
 The Southern Cruisers Riding Club Would Like To Keep Our Members And Officers Safe On The Roads At All Times.
       
START ENGINES:
With your right or left arm extended, move your
LEFT TURN:
Raise your left arm horizontal with your elbow fully extended.
RIGHT TURN:
Raise your left arm horizontal with your elbow bent 90 degrees vertically.
HAZARD LEFT:
Extend your left arm at a 45 degree angle and point towards the hazard.
       
HAZARD RIGHT A:
Extend your right arm at a 45 degree angle and point towards the hazard.
HAZARD RIGHT B:
Extend your left arm upward at a 45 degree angle with your elbow bent to 90 degrees and point towards the hazard over your helmet.
SPEED UP:
Raise your left arm up and down with your index finger extended upward. This indicates the leader wants to speed up.
SLOW DOWN:
Extend your left arm at a 45 degree angle and move your hand up and down.
       
STOP:
Extend your left arm at a 45 degree angle with the palm of your hand facing rearward.
SINGLE FILE:
Position your left hand over your helmet with your fingers extended upward. This indicates the leader wants the group in a single file formation. Usually this is done for safety reasons.
STAGGERED or SIDE-BY-SIDE FORMATION:
Extend your left arm upward at a 45 degree angle with your index and pinkie finger extended. This indicate that it is safe to return to staggered formation.
TIGHTEN UP:
Raise your left arm and repeatedly move up and down in a pulling motion. This indicates the leader wants the group to close ranks.
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      Please.....    Not For The Police

Extend your left arm straight out with your elbow bent 90 degrees. Carefully extend your middle finger to clearly demonstrate your dissatisfaction with the other guy. NOTE: It is not recommended you do this when you are alone.

We would like to thank the HOG  GROUP for the use of this.

 

 

One of the best ways to keep the group together on a route that contains many turns or when riders get stuck at a traffic light is call the Breadcrumb method.

Riders need to always keep an eye on their mirrors. If they notice that the riders behind them have become separated from the main group, it may fall upon them to remain at the next turn to let the trailing group know what the main group has done. The animation below is an example of how this method works.

 

 

When changing lanes, the Road Captain will signal and all riders should pass the signal back to the Tailgunner. The Tailgunner will move over and secure the lane. When the lane is clear of any cars, the Road Captain will change lanes. Only after the Road Captain has changed lanes should anyone else begin to do the same. The animation below is slightly different but is a example of this process. If the Road Captain is changing lanes to his/her right side, they may move to the right of the lane to have a clearer view of the Tailgunner before actually changing lanes. Remember don't leave the lane until the Road Captain has done so first.

 

We would like to thank the  Sunset HOG GROUP for the animations.
 
 
Below is an example of the typical riding distances we want our members to follow on our rides.