Teach The Reach to Prevent Dooring Incidents
Posted on 24th April 2022 at 16:13
Raising awareness of the Dutch Reach could help to prevent cyclists being victim to dangerous door incidents.
Teach the reach
The risk of being ‘doored’ as a cyclist is very real, if someone in a parked car doesn’t look behind them and opens the door, in a second the cyclist can be seriously injured. This would be a horrible experience for the cyclist, as well as the person who opened the car door.
In Holland, every year an average 200 cyclists are injured by opening car doors. See the BBC News report HERE.
The Dutch Reach means using the door handle with your further arm so the body is forced to swivel, which means you will automatically look out, at the mirror and more easily see bikes as they approach from behind. For more info, click HERE.
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