Cycling in Melbourne Australia
I often see cyclists using hand signals when I'm riding or driving, which is for the benefit of the drivers around them, but I'm willing to bet that most drivers don't know what they mean. How would a driver know that lifting up the LEFT arm and bending the elbow at a 90 degrees pointing up actually means that you intend to turn RIGHT? I think it would be far easier to just stick out the arm pointing in the direction that you intend to travel, which is what I do as I think it's far less confusing for drivers. If I want to turn left, I stick my left arm out, if I want to turn right, I stick my right arm out, though I don't see other cyclists doing that.
What are your thoughts/ideas on that?