Station 8: Blind Driveway Approach/Yield Signs and Hand Signals
This station places the bicyclist on the road with cars approaching from driveways or hidden
roadway entries. The bicyclist, while having the right-of-way, needs to be attentive to
approaching vehicles from driveways and be prepared to slow down or stop to avoid a collision.
The design of some driveways makes it difficult for both drivers to see each other. In this station,
the rider will also practice yielding the right-of-way at an intersection, using the appropriate hand signals to communicate movement
through the intersection.
1. To maintain proper control of bicycle by slowing or stopping.
2. To make a proper search for cars in driveway.
3. To use appropriate hand signals to indicate what action will be taken.
4. To make a proper yield right-of-way at an intersection.
Explain to the participants that as they ride toward the driveway, they should be aware of the car
approaching from the driveway. If the car is not moving, the rider should slow down to observe
the situation. If the car is entering the roadway, the rider should stop to avoid a collision. If the
cardboard cars are used, the card facing the rider is an approaching vehicle. If the cardboard
cutout is turned to the side, the car is waiting to enter the roadway. The bicyclists should
maintain good control of the bike, scan, signal, slow down, or stop as necessary to avoid a crash.
As the student continues on the road, hand signals should be used to indicate which way the rider
will be turning at the intersection. Rider should slow down, yield to traffic on the right, and
proceed through the intersection when it is safe to do so.