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Who remembers these laws. I'm sixty, but I don't remember seeing these when I was a younster.

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these are probably from the 40's? os so. Hand signals are commonly in use today...but some what different to these, lol

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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what if you're turning left, or change down on the old column shift and how do you keep both hands on the wheel..hard to imagine today

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Sixty Eight

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Hand signals still apply when you have to drive without tail lights (e.g. while waiting for those exotic replacement LED globes to come in for your expansive low volume imported car or driving to get parts after you have been rear ended perhaps). https://www.drivingt... They are still taught and tested as part of the driving licence test at least in WA and I assume all other states.
"Hand signals
Must be used if a vehicle is not equipped with stop light or flashing indicators.

You must indicate out the driver window with a bent arm (hand up to the sky) when:

slowing down
stopping
turning left
You must indicate out the driver window with a straight arm when:

turning right
overtaking another vehicle

Also the actual law https://www.legislat...
"36. How drivers are to give signals
(1) A driver who is required to give a signal of intention to turn right or left, or to drive a public bus out from a bus embayment shall, where the vehicle is equipped with the appropriate flashing light signalling device or illuminated indicator in working order, give the signal by means of that flashing light signalling device or illuminated indicator.
Points: 2 Modified penalty: 2 PU
(2) A driver who is required to give a signal of intention to turn right shall, where the vehicle is not equipped with an appropriate flashing light signalling device or illuminated indicator in working order, give the signal —
(a) by means of a hand shaped signalling device; or
(b) by fully extending his or her right arm and hand horizontally beyond the right side of the vehicle and approximately at right angles to the centre line of the vehicle.
Points: 2 Modified penalty: 2 PU
Example
Giving a hand signal for turning (inc. diverging) to the right

(3) A rider of a bicycle who is required to give a signal of intention to turn left, shall give a signal by fully extending his or her left arm and hand horizontally beyond the left side of the vehicle and approximately at right angles to the centre line of the vehicle.
Modified penalty: 2 PU
(4) A driver who is required to give a signal of intention to stop or to reduce speed suddenly shall, where the vehicle is equipped with a stop light or lights in working order, give the signal by means of that stop light or those lights.
Points: 2 Modified penalty: 2 PU
(5) A driver who is required to give a signal of intention to stop or to reduce speed suddenly shall, where the vehicle is not equipped with a stop light or lights in working order, give the signal —
(a) by means of a hand shaped signalling device; or
(b) by extending his or her right arm beyond the right side of the vehicle with the upper arm horizontal and the forearm and fingers pointing upwards.
Points: 2 Modified penalty: 2 PU
Example
Giving a hand signal for stopping or reducing speed suddenly

(6) Despite subregulation (5), the rider of a motor cycle may give the hand signal to stop or to reduce speed suddenly by extending the left arm and hand at right angles from the left side of the motor cycle, with the upper arm horizontal and the forearm and hand pointing upwards, and with the hand open and the palm facing the direction of travel.
(7) Nothing in this regulation —
(a) prevents a driver who complies with subregulation (1) or (4) from also giving the arm and hand signal that he or she would be required to give if the vehicle were not equipped with the appropriate flashing light signalling device, illuminated indicator or stop light or lights as the case may be; or
(b) requires the driver of a vehicle, which is not a bicycle, to give a signal of intention to turn left if the vehicle is not equipped with a flashing light signalling device or illuminated indicator capable of being used to give such a signal.
37. How long should hand signals be given
(1) A driver shall give —
(a) a signal to turn right or left; or
(b) any signal required to be given where a vehicle is not equipped with a flashing light signalling device or illuminated indicator capable of being used to give such a signal,
for long enough to give sufficient warning to other drivers and pedestrians.
Points: 2 Modified penalty: 2 PU
(2) In addition to subregulation (1), a driver shall give a signal prescribed by this Part, where he or she intends —
(a) to join a line of traffic and the vehicle is stationary at the side of a carriageway, or in a centre of the road parking area — continuously for 5 seconds before pulling out; and
(b) to stop or suddenly reduce speed — while the brakes are being applied; and
(c) to drive a public bus away from a bus embayment or from the side of a carriageway — for at least 5 seconds.
Points: 2 Modified penalty: 2 PU

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Regards Blue

I remember my dad using them. I still use them whenever towing, not that the dopes around me know what they mean, I can only hope to raise their attention.
As a kid I wondered how you signalled “left turn” and asked Dad, he said that you pointed left over the roof.

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Bryan

Still uses them😄😄👍

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Especially the one that uses the rude finger, as my kids call it.

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That's naughty Dad😄😄

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Cheers Al....
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That's what they say..

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Following is from net :-
"For example, one road rule enshrined in the national Australian Road Rules is that you can’t have any part of your body projecting out of the vehicle -- so no waving out of the sunroof or a window for example, or you’ll cop a fine.

However, don’t think that sticking your arm out of the window is illegal at all times.

While you might think that hand signals went out in the 1950s, if your vehicle was built without stop or indicator lights or your more modern vehicle’s stop lights or indicators have failed or are not clearly visible in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, SA and NT, you’re free to use hand signals to indicate a right turn or if you’re stopping.

WA allows hand signals, but only if you’re driving an old-timer built without stop or indicator lights."
This means that in WA you cannot use hand signals if your car has indicators and stop lights fitted and can only use to turn right only or stop in other states, poor old Tassie doesn't get a mention so carry on doing your thing guys.

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Got done for arm out the window only a month ago in NSW, copper was going opposite direction and did a U turn to chase me.

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Bryan

There is a reason it's illegal.
There was an old bloke over the road a few years ago who was missing the bottom half of his right arm.
He lost it when he was young. He was in car accident. He had his arm out the window when another car T-boned his car on the driver's side.
David

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Old is good.

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