8. Lane Positioning


We’ve written about lane positioning before, but it’s important enough to mention again. While the most common purpose of lane positioning is to create a space cushion between you and other vehicles, where you ride within the lane can communicate a variety of things. For example, moving towards the left portion of the left lane as you approach an intersection will tell others that you plan on turning left. You can probably guess what moving to the right side of the right lane while approaching an intersection will telegraph. Placing your headlight in the mirrors of the car in front of you helps to make the driver aware of your location. Finally, wagging your headlight by weaving slightly within your lane will attract the attention of oncoming traffic.