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Motorcycle with a yellow scarf on the side of the road: what does that mean?

2024-02-21T16:16:37.434Z

Highlights: Motorcycle with a yellow scarf on the side of the road: what does that mean?. The yellow scarf is still considered a symbol of motorcycle enthusiasts today. It is often used as a sign of solidarity. But the yellow scarf also plays an important role when it comes to safety. If it is attached to the steering wheel, it is a cry for help if the biker has a breakdown or needs other support. The scarf is also used while driving to improve visibility for other road users in bad weather.



As of: February 21, 2024, 5:01 p.m

By: Simon Mones

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Have you ever seen a motorcycle with a yellow scarf on the side of the road?

The whole thing has a special meaning.

But only very few people know them.

Attention is particularly important in road traffic.

Not only to avoid accidents, but also because little things can often save lives.

The best example is the red lights in the taxi sign, which act as a silent alarm.

And the yellow scarf on a motorcycle on the side of the road also has an important meaning.

But only very few people are likely to be familiar with this symbol.

The yellow scarf is used by motorcyclists worldwide for communication.

Depending on the situation, it can serve a different purpose.

The yellow scarf is still considered a symbol of motorcycle enthusiasts today and is often used as a sign of solidarity.

Similar to some hand gestures among drivers.

Motorcyclists use yellow scarf to ask for help

But the yellow scarf also plays an important role when it comes to safety.

If it is attached to the steering wheel of a motorcycle parked on the side of the road, it is a cry for help.

The biker then has a breakdown or needs other support.

So you should stop and help him.

The yellow scarf on the motorcycle indicates a breakdown.

© N. Bruckmann/Midjourney (machine-generated*)

According to the Federal Association of Motorcyclists, the idea for its use came up in the editorial team of the magazine “Das Motorrad” in the mid-1950s.

On the one hand, this should serve as an identification mark, but it should also indicate a breakdown.

Yellow seemed predestined for this, after all the color is very eye-catching.

Yellow scarf is hardly known today

As the E-driver portal writes, the yellow scarf is also used while driving.

For example, to improve visibility for other road users in bad weather or at dusk.

In some regions it is also used at charity events or motorcycle rallies.

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The yellow scarf is now seen less and less.

Accordingly, many people are no longer aware of its importance.

But this has not changed to this day.

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*This image was created using machine assistance.

A text-to-image model was used for this.

Selection of the model, development of the model instructions and final editing of the image: Art Director Nicolas Bruckmann.

Source: merkur

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