The key to safety while cycling is VISIBILITY. Not only your own of course this goes without saying, but you must be absolutely visible to other road users and indeed pedestrians. Many a cyclist has been knocked into the traffic by a pedestrian who either didnt see the cyclist (or wasnt looking, although there is no cure for that except maybe time and education).

There are two basic categories of hand signals: formal and informal.

Formal signals are usually known to and adopted by the...


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