What are the driving hand signals?

There are three basic hand signals. Each requires the driver's window to be open, and that your left arm can reach out the window.

Right turn: With your left elbow resting on the window, raise your forearm straight up so it forms a 90-degree angle with your arm. Keep your left hand open.

Left turn: Place your left arm so that your left hand is just outside the left side mirror.

Slow down or stop: Place your left arm down so that your palm faces vehicles approaching your car from behind.

You may be tested on these signals on your written exam, so it's important to know them. But, you should also be familiar with them for safety reasons; you may need to rely on one or more of these signals if you're experiencing a problem with your turn signals or brake lights. (Be sure to get those problems fixed as soon as possible.)

It's smart to take a few practice tests to ensure you know these signals, and that you're prepared to pass your drivers license test.

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