Let’s say one of your car’s indicators is malfunctioning (for whatever reason), and you haven’t fixed it yet. In such cases, the law requires the driver to use hand signals to warn other drivers of their intentions.
For example, if the rear brake lights don’t work when you step on the brakes to slow down or stop, you should stick your left hand out of the driver’s window, bend your elbow 90 degrees, and keep your fingers crossed. stretched out with your hand facing backwards. As soon as you stop you have to pull your arm back in.
If you want to make a left turn, but the light bulb is strange, put your left hand in the window, and place it straight down with the open palm facing forward. Another variation on this is pointing to the left. Keep the outstretched arm rotating in the same direction as the blinker until the steering wheel returns to the center position.
Finally, if you are turning right-handed, reach your left hand toward the screen, bend your elbow 90 degrees, and point all your fingers toward the sky with the open palm facing forward. Again, keep your arm in this position until you turn so that everyone has time to realize what you want.
If you have the song “The Hokey Pokey” (“Put your left hand in, take your left hand out”) running through your head right now, we understand.