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.
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!
'DUTCH REACH' SIGNAGE
'Dutch Reach' animation by MassDOT
MASSACHUSETTS' DRIVER'S MANUAL GOES DUTCH
Mass. DOT Safety Announcement - 5/30/17
View Press Release & other Bicycle Safety additions by MA DOT / RMV.
Boston Globe: MassDOT adds ‘Dutch Reach’ to driver’s manual, 5/30/2017
DUTCH INSTRUCTOR TEACHES THE 'REACH'
'Dutch Reach' video by MassDOT
VIDEO CREDIT: OUTSIDE MAGAZINE ONLINE
EDITORS & STAFF; BEN FOX, REPORTER.
For English & French transcripts of this video:
English transcript is at bottom of linked webpage.
Transcription française au bas de la page Web liée.