Bicyclists Can Use Their Right When Turning Right

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LANSING - If you are a bicyclist who strictly follows the rules of the road, you've been using your left arm to indicate when you are making a right turn. Now, Michigan bicyclists can go ahead and indicate they are about to turn left by using their right arm.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law legislation bicyclists to use an alternate right-turn signal. Existing law from 1949 required bicyclists to raise their left arm at a 90-degree angle to signal a right turn.

The newly signed law allows bikers to simply extend their right arm horizontally to signal a right-turn as well.

"This is a simple, common-sense update that will help keep our roads safe," Snyder said in a written statement to the media.

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