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Hand Signals for Snowmobiles

The following are the Hand Signals as established by the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Associations.

SLOWING

The left arm is extended out and down from the side of the body, with a downward flapping motion of the hand to signal warning or caution.

  Slowing Down
Right Turn  
 

RIGHT TURN

The left arm is raised at shoulder height, with the elbow bent and the forearm vertical. The palm of the hand is flat.

ONCOMING SLEDS

The left arm is raised at shoulder height with the elbow bent, the forearm vertical and the wrist bent. The arm should move from left to right over the head, pointing to the right of the trail.

  Oncoming
Left Turn  
 

LEFT TURN

The left arm is extended straight out from the shoulder, pointed in the direction of the turn.

SLEDS FOLLOWING

The arm is raised with the elbow bent and the thumb pointing backward. The arm should move in a "hitch-hiking" motion from the front to the back, over the shoulder.

  Follow
Stop  
 

STOP

Either arm is raised from the shoulder and extended straight up over the head, with the palm of the hand flat.

LAST SLED IN LINE

The left forearm, with the palm flat, slashes repeatedly out and down at a 45-degree angle.

  Last Sled
   

 

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