8.          Use hand signals when turning left, right  or stopping

Australian road rules require cyclists, when cycling on public roads, to use hand signals to signal turning left, right, stopping or changing lanes.

Extending your right arm -

(i)        horizontal to signal a right turn.

(ii)       horizontal to the elbow with the forearm and hand pointing upwards to signal turning left or stopping.


You donít have to keep your arm out through the turn, as you may well need both hands on your handlebars to maintain control of your Trusty Treadley.  But always try to give some indication to any motorists behind you, particularly if you are turning right, as it could avoid you being hit from behind.