LPT: If a motorcyclist pats his or her head with an open palm, it means cop or danger ahead

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I wonder how many motorcyclists know this rule motorcyclists are supposed to know.


Where I am it is more common that they make kind of a fish swimming kind of sign over the helmet. I am a rider and the first time I saw this it confused me. Not sure why they prefer this over the more common head pat.


I thought any motorist flashing lights would mean that there’s a cop ahead?


Or I’m trying to figure out/remember how the damn vent works. 😄


This knowledge has saved me several times from either a ticket, or (way more likely in my area) deer/loose farm animals.