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September 26, 2006 8:49 AM Subscribe
Why do the motorcycle cops leading up a motorcade wave (both hands) when they go around a corner? What are they signaling?
posted by clgregor to law & government (8 answers total)
In D.C. this weekend I saw a motorcade (non-presidential
) that was led by at least 3 motorcycles. As they turned off Constitution Ave and onto 15th St.
the officer would take both of his hands off the handlebars and raise them up beside his head. On one hand [pun intended]
it looked like they were just waving at the blocked traffic, but on the other, they each did this at the same point in the road and it really wasn't a wave, it seemed more like a signal of some kind.