DOORED? FEAR IT? TEACH the REACH! TELL EVERYONE! IT'S MUCH SAFER!

>> Reach, Swivel, Look out & back, Open slowly. <<

Drivers & passengers each use far hand to open car door. 

Reach across for the door handle.

Forced to Swivel, you automatically Look out, at mirror & easily back for bikes & traffic.

All clear? 

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 Then Open slowly to exit while remaining vigilant.

Dutch kids learn it from parents & in school.

It’s taught in drivers’ ed, and required to pass their driving test.

It's been Dutch commonsense for 50 years. Time we thought so too!

Tip: Tie ribbon on latch as reminder... & practice! 

VIDEO: THE DUTCH REACH - SAFE FOR WORK

The Simple Technique That Could Save Cyclists’ Lives - Outside Magazine 

VIDEO CREDIT: OUTSIDE MAGAZINE ONLINE

EDITORS & STAFF; BEN FOX, REPORTER.

 

SITE DIRECTORY - MENU CONTENTS WITH PERMALINKS TO EACH PAGE

WEBSITE DIRECTORY

Home Page - Menu

Home Page
DOORED? FEAR IT? TEACH the REACH!;
VIDEO: THE DUTCH REACH - SAFE FOR WORK;
SITE DIRECTORY - MENU CONTENTS WITH PERMALINKS
http://www.dutchreach.org/


About - Menu

About
Ghost Bike Vigil for Amanda;
State of this Project & Website;
Credits & Acknowledgments, Witting & Unwitting
http://www.dutchreach.org/about/


Help? - Menu

Help?
A Call to Far Arms - What you can do to help.
http://www.dutchreach.org/want-to-help-2/


Advocacy Toolkit - Drop Down Menu

Dutch Law & Culture
FAQ's About the Dutch Method for Safe Car Door Opening, aka the "Dutch Reach"
http://www.dutchreach.org/dutch-law-culture/

Local City/Town Actions
Sample City Council Actions
http://www.dutchreach.org/local-citytown-actions/

Electronic Mobile Sign Haiku
Digital programmable traffic signs get driver attention!
http://www.dutchreach.org/electronic-mobile-sign-haiku/

Graphics, Flyer, Stickers
Sample 'Dutch Reach' Flyer with Illustration
http://www.dutchreach.org/stickers/

'DUTCH REACH' & ANTI-DOORING GRAPHICS, STICKERS & SIGNAGE
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BwvSQwrmJMekRUZjWFBoNktHNmc?usp=sharing

State Level Actions
http://www.dutchreach.org/state-level-actions/

 

Working Papers - Drop Down Menu

Making the Case for a ‘Dutch Reach’ Campaign
The ‘Missing Hand’ for Door Safety
http://www.dutchreach.org/working1-2-2-2-2/

Outreach, Education & Advocacy
'Dutch Reach' Campaign Ideas
http://www.dutchreach.org/working1-2-2/

Activism & Advocacy Flow Charts
How to Make Change Happen - A Process Guide in 3 Slides
http://www.dutchreach.org/activism-advocacy-flow-charts/

'Dutch Reach’ Campaign Proposal
ADAPT TO START YOUR LOCAL PROJECT
A Behavior Change Campaign to Prevent Dooring of Cyclists
http://www.dutchreach.org/working1-2-2-2/

Far vs Near Hand – Safety Compared
Safety Advantage Considered - Overview
http://www.dutchreach.org/far-vs-near-hand-safety-compared/

PRIOR REPORTS OF REACH METHOD
http://www.dutchreach.org/working1-2/

Research - Drop Down Menu

Reducing 'car dooring': The role of stickers as visual reminders. Final Report.
http://www.dutchreach.org/research/

City of Chicago Bicycle Crash Analysis 2012, Summary Report & Recommendation
http://www.dutchreach.org/research/
Vision Zero Portland Oregon - Plan
http://www.dutchreach.org/research/

3 Sources in English on web noted Dutch far hand method prior to 2016  NYT, Boston Globe, Nudge Blog
http://www.dutchreach.org/research

Stop de Kindermoord Protests of early 1970's, which led to road safety reforms in the Netherlands
http://www.dutchreach.org/car-child-murder-protests-safer-nl-roads/

Media - Drop Down Menu

Coverage
Dutch Reach & Project as reported in: The Boston Globe, Outside Magazine Online, BBC World Service/PRI, Upworthy, 99 Percent Invisible, Clean Technica, Treehugger
http://www.dutchreach.org/press-coverage-2-3-2/

Social Media
Twitter Feed for Dutch Reach;
Oh My Mag: Ouvrir sa portière "à la hollandaise"
http://www.dutchreach.org/social-media-log/

 
Resources - Drop Down Menu

Ride Share & Truck Safety Videos
Driver education video by Uber & San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Sharing the Road with Bicycles
http://www.dutchreach.org/uber-ride-share-bike-safety-videos/

Video For Truckers
On sharing city streets with bicyclists and pedestrians.
Large Urban Vehicle Driver Safety” Program & Vido
http://www.dutchreach.org/uber-ride-share-bike-safety-videos/

Driver Education for Dutch Reach - hand out
http://www.dutchreach.org/dooring_driver_eucation/

Forensic Analysis of a Fatal Dooring
A Bike Crash Expert Analyzes a Fatal Dooring
http://www.dutchreach.org/forensic-analysis-of-fatal-dooring/

Anti-Dooring Campaigns
Toronto, New York City, Portland OR, Montreal, New South Wales, Chicago, Seattle, Fort Collns CO, Greater Boston
http://www.dutchreach.org/anti-dooring-campaigns/

Truck & Car Hijacking Prevention Video
Use Dutch Reach to Avoid Truck-jacking & Cargo Theft
The Dutch Reach - Pass It On
http://www.dutchreach.org/truck-hijack-car-jacking-security/

Dooring Self Defense for Cyclists
http://www.dutchreach.org/dooring-defense-for-cyclists2-2-2-2-2/

Other Ways to Prevent Doorings
http://www.dutchreach.org/solution-way-to-prevent-doorings/

Dutch Reach Review Article
http://www.dutchreach.org/dutch-reach-draft-101316-new-wikipedia-category-2-2-2/

Contact - Menu

Contact
Contact Email, & L'Dutch Reach Internationale (Anthem)
http://www.dutchreach.org/contact-2/


News - Menu

News
CANADIAN MP CALLS FOR 'DUTCH REACH' ANTI- DOORING CAMPAIGN
http://www.dutchreach.org/breaking-news/