Signals enable you to tell other road users that you are changing your direction or position on the road. Because of this, knowing when and how to give signals is a very important part of being a safe road user.
You must signal for at least three seconds before you:
For information about signalling at roundabouts, see Signal use at roundabouts.
Signalling when turning right
Use your left indicator or hand signal when you are:
Signalling left Left-turn hand signal
Use your right indicator or hand signal when you are:
Signalling right Right-turn hand signal
Remember to turn off your indicator once you've completed your manoeuvre. If you don't, drivers may think you plan to turn and they may pull into your path. It's a good idea to regularly check your instrument panel to see if you have left your indicator on.
Use your brake lights or hand signal to let people behind you know that you are slowing down or stopping. Brake lights are operated by the brake levers. You can help others see you by flashing your brake lights. Tap or pull the front brake lever several times, taking care not to actually apply the brakes. Do this if the drivers behind haven't seen you.
Stop lights Stop or slowing hand signal
If your motorcycle has hazard lights (that is, when all your indicators flash at the same time), you should use them when your vehicle becomes a temporary hazard to other road users, such as when:
Last updated: 5 October 2009