Cycle Guide DK

The Comprehensive Guide to Cycling in Copenhagen and Denmark

How to Perform a Hook Turn

The safest way to do a left turn quickly is to perform a hook turn.  The diagram below illustrates how to perform a hook turn.  You simply signal that you are going to stop, and then turn right and then left as shown in the green path in the diagram below.  Legally, you are also allowed to perform a left turn as shown in the white path, however, this is more dangerous since you will have to cross through car lanes and you must yield to the cars.  So, the best thing to do is a hook turn.

The white path is a regular left turn, and the green path is a hook turn

In case that written explanation wasn’t enough, the following video shows how to perform a hook turn.

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