Scenario: Approaching an intersection with a car or truck sitting in the left lane with directionals on waiting to turn.
Tip: When I approach an intersection with a vehicle waiting to turn left I take my left hand off the handlebars and POINT straight at the vehicle. I continue to do this until I am even with the vehicle. This serves a numbers of purposes
1. It makes the driver aware that I have seen him
2. It makes me easier to see and attracts his or her attention
3. If I am riding with a group and I am leading and they see where I am pointing and most will take up the point as soon as they see what I am pointing at warning the riders behind of the danger at this intersection.
I have had drivers nod to me and acknowledge that they have seen me pointing . I have had drivers get PO’d because I was pointing at them. I doesn’t matter what the outcome is as long as a collision is avoided. I would rather have someone mad at me than run over me. And they can’t use that old excuse of “Jeez I just didn’t see him”