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AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REACH VIDEO, ARTICLE FOR LEFT SIDE OF ROAD DRIVING COUNTRIES

How the 'Dutch reach' could help drivers protect cyclists from 'dooring'
by Michael O'Reilly, Executive Style, Jan 20 2017

AUSTRALIAN VIDEO:  CAR DOORING (BICYCLES)

How to Avoid Dooring a Bicycle Rider
by RACV Australia

 

DUTCH REACH VIDEO - FOR LEFT SIDE OF ROAD DRIVING WOMEN - AU

MAMAMIA: What Women Are Talking About
Mamamia.com.au  > Real Life > Lifestyle
Jan 17,  2017 -  Joanna Robin

This small adjustment to the way you open your car door could save a life.

 A Dutch driving trick that's saving cyclists.

AUSTRIA

Weiner Zeitung - blog, 21 February 2017

Dooring
Schutz for Dooring: Türe öffnen mit der anderen Hand
Protection for Dooring: Open the door with the other hand

Von Matthias G. Bernold

 

BELGIUM

DE BLOG  -  BIJ VROOM.BE

Video: vermijd ongevallen met “The Dutch Reach”

In Europa kennen we Nederland vooral door hun indrukwekkend aantal windmolens, hun indrukwekkend aantal caravans op de snelwegen, en vooral hun indrukwekkend aantal fietsers.

Video: avoid accidents "The Dutch Reach!"

In Europe, we know the Netherlands mainly because of their impressive number of windmills, their impressive number of caravans on the highways, and especially their impressive number of cyclists.

NIEUWSBLAD.BE

Simpel maar geniaal: zo zie je altijd mogelijke fietsers als je uit de auto stapt

Er is een trucje waarmee je zeker bent dat je nooit je portier openzwaait als er een fietser aankomt. Even simpel als slim, en ze noemen het de ‘Dutch reach’.

28/09/2016

Simple but ingenious: so you always see potential cyclists as you step out of the car

There is a trick that you are sure you never open your door swings like there comes a cyclist. Both simple and smart, and they call it the 'Dutch reach.

BRAZIL

NEXO JORNAL  -- EXPRESSO

Como um simples hábito cultural holandês ajuda a salvar vidas de ciclistas no trânsito

Ana Freitas 06 Nov 2016 (atualizado 07/Nov 11h13)

Na Holanda, um costume antigo faz com que motoristas obrigatoriamente olhem na direção oposta da via antes de abrir a porta do carro, evitando colisões com bicicletas

How a simple Dutch cultural habit helps save lives of cyclists in traffic

Ana Freitas 06 Nov 2016 (Updated 07 / Nov 11h13)

 

In Holland, an old custom causes drivers to look in the opposite direction of the road before opening the car door, avoiding collisions with bicycles

CANADA

Treehugger.com: Do the "Dutch Reach", Oct. 3, 2016

Here's how drivers can help save cyclist lives: Do the "Dutch Reach"

By Lloyd Alter

 

Pour arrêter d’emportiérer (blesser et tuer) les cyclistes

Saviez-

Pour arrêter d’emportiérer vous qu’il existe une méthode facile pour éviter de blesser ou tuer un cycliste par mégarde lorsqu’on ouvre la portière d’un véhicule en ville : la «poignée hollandaise» ?

Louis-Philippe Messier
MISE à JOUR Lundi, 10 octobre 2016 20:0

 

CBC WINNEPEG TV REPORT & VIDEO TEACHES REACH CAMPAIGN

The 'Dutch Reach' explained

CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00
January 10, 2017 01:09
The CBC's Brett Purdy explains the 'Dutch Reach'

 

WINNEPEG. COUNCIL MOTION FOR REACH EDUCATION BY PUBLIC INSURANCE CORP.

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ca City Councillor Matt Allard submits motion for 'Dutch reach' body-twisting motion to keep cyclists safe from doorings.  Asks Public Insurance agency to popularize manoeuvre. CBC News, Jan 10, 2017.

Mark Cahoe, executive director of Bike Winnepeg endorsed the measure as a doable and affordable complement to infrastructure improvements.

 

CANADIAN MP CALLS FOR 'DUTCH REACH' ANTI- DOORING CAMPAIGN

Sécurité routière : le député fédéral Joël Lightbound fait la promotion du «Dutch Reach» (VIDÉO)

Canadian MP Joel Lightbound calls for a national stccampaign to prevent doorings using the Dutch Reach.

Canadian MP Joel Lightbound calls for a federal safety campaign to teach the Dutch Reach to avoid dooring bicyclists, using The Dutch Reach Project's line drawing for stickers. Nov. 14, 2016

 

Road safety: MP Joël Lightbound promotes "Dutch Reach"

by Catherine Lévesque,  14/11/2016 23:40 EST

http://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/11/14/joel-lightbound-dutch-reach-cyclistes_n_12976600.html

 
 

MP WANT ALL CANADIANS TO ADOPT THE REACH BY SPRING

Dutch Reach Crosses to Canada, Boston Globe, Nov. 17, 2016

CHINA -- GUANGDONG PROVINCE

Dutch Reach: a practice to protect bikers from “being doored”

NEWS GD .COM
2017-February-20
      Source: Newsgd.com

CHINA -- World Automobile

World Automobile | China Auto Blog | Netease Sina Toutiao Auto's

How the Dutch Reach Could Save Lives

Han Tang 2017-02-15

World Auto & Life Stories

FINLAND

Hollantilaisilta erikoinen vinkki: Auton ovi tulisi aina avata ”väärällä” kädellä

Dutch Evening special tip: Car door should always be opened from the "wrong" hand
LIFESTYLE > CARS PUBLISHED 08/02/2017 9:56

 

FRANCE

Oh My Mag: Ouvrir sa portière "à la hollandaise"

Dutch Reach : comment ouvrir sa portière "à la hollandaise" pour sauver les cyclistes

En savoir plus :

"Entre les voitures et les cyclistes, de nombreux accidents et incidents ont lieu chaque année. Pourtant, certains peuvent être évités avec un geste très simple. Il y aurait 18 millions de vélos aux Pays-Bas pour 16 millions d'habitants. Alors forcément, avec autant de bicyclettes, les accidents sont nombreux. Mais il existe une technique pour les éviter. Une méthode hollandaise. Et elle est toute simple ! Ce geste est appelé Dutch Reach. Lorsque l'on veut sortir de sa voiture, il suffit d'ouvrir la portière avec la main droite. Cela force le conducteur à effectuer un mouvement rotatif qui lui permet de jeter un coup d'oeil derrière lui. Ainsi, il peut voir si un cycliste arrive derrière ou non. L'accident est donc évité. Une méthode enseignée lors de l'examen du permis de conduire en Hollande... et un modèle à suivre !"

En savoir plus :

Oh My Mag: Comment Ouvrir Sa Portiere "a la hollandaise"

Tourcoing, FR

Photo of cyclist about to be doored seen from front. Appeared in Auto Service article on website 19 June 2017, with with article explaining the Dutch Reach following a recent dooring in Berlin by a Saudi driver who claimed diplomatic immunity. Title of article:  Gefährliche Dooring-Unfälle: Wie der "holländische Griff" Leben retten kann.

Gefahr für Radfahrer: Sogenannte Dooring-Unfälle können durch simple Vorsichtsmaßnahmen verhindert werden. © Christin Klose/dpa - Auto Service, News: 19 June 2017

GERMANY - DEUTSCHLAND

AUTO SERVICE

19. Juni 2017 12:19

Gefährliche Dooring-Unfälle: Wie der "holländische Griff" Leben retten kann

von Alexander Schwarz

Wieder ist ein Radfahrer bei einem sogenannten Dooring-Unfall ums Leben gekommen. Der Mann fuhr ungebremst gegen eine sich plötzlich öffnende Autotür. Ein simpler Trick aus den Niederlanden zeigt, wie sich derartige Unfälle verhindern lassen können.

June 19, 2017 12:19
Dangerous Dooring Accidents: How the "Dutch Handle" can save lives

By Alexander Schwarz

SR Mediathek logo, German news corporation, producer of SR-Mediathek's Current Report topical video news program "aktueller bericht"

DEUTSCHLAND - SR MEDIATHEK - aktueller bericht

aktueller bericht (13.03.2017)

Video | 13.03.2017 | Dauer: 00:40:00 | SR Fernsehen - (c) SR

Themen

Reaktionen zum deutsch-türkischen Verhältnis, "Dutch Reach" als Lebensretter für Radfahrer*, Interview mit Jürgen Meyer, Verkehrsexperte der Arbeitskammer, Bevölkerungsrückgang im Saarland, Vollsperrung zwischen Tholey und Theley, Multiple Sklerose-Patientin erhält Bundesverdienstkreuz, Tigerente und Co. in Saarlouis, Fit in den Frühling, Interview mit Dr. Martin Trennheuser, Orthopäde.

Translation:

Subjects

Reactions to the German-Turkish relationship, "Dutch Reach" as a life guard for cyclists, Interview with Jürgen Meyer, Transport expert of the working chamber, Population decline in Saarland, Completion between Tholey and Theley, Multiple sclerosis patient receives Federal Service Cross, Tigerente and Co. in Saarlouis, Fit In the spring, interview with Dr. Martin Trennheuser, Orthopaedist.

* Video news magazine report on the Dutch Reach begins at ~ min. 3 (2nd segment).

 

RPR1 Das Original, radio station in Germany, logo

GERMANY - „holländischer Griff“.

Richtig aus dem Auto steigen und Leben retten

am 30.06.2017| von RPR1. Redaktion

Vor dieser Situation hat jeder Radfahrer Angst: Ein Autofahrer reißt einfach die Tür auf und man kann nicht mehr ausweichen. Nicht selten enden solche Unfälle tragisch. Wie es richtig geht? Mit dem sogenannten „Dutch Reach“....

IRELAND

AA BLOG

COULD THE DUTCH REACH SAVE LIVES?

15 FEB 2017  Posted by Chris Jones

ITALY

La portiera dell’auto? Aprila come gli olandesi (ed eviterai di colpire un ciclista)

La tecnica «The Dutch Reach» viene insegnata da decenni nelle scuole guida del Paese. Ecco come funziona
- di Elmar Burchia /CorriereTv, 5 Febbraio

http://video.corriere.it/portiera-dell-auto-aprila-come-olandesi-ed-eviterai-colpire-ciclista/4db49ac4-ebb6-11e6-91eb-31433eb4de41

Photo of cyclist riding between curb & parked cars from AIPCR Italia post on Dutch Reach in Italian language.  Associzione Mondiale della Strata

AIPCR Italia - Associazione Mondiale della Strada -

AIPCR - Italia Logo

DUTCH REACH, IL SALVA CICLISTI

Ridete pure quanto volete ma il "Dutch Reach" non è una cosa su cui scherzare.
Nato circa 50 anni fa nei Paesi Bassi, il "Dutch Reach", in italiano "presa olandese", è una pratica in base alla quale per aprire la portiera dell’auto si utilizza la mano lontana dalla maniglia, quindi, almeno per i Paesi con la guida a sinistra, la mano destra del conducente o la mano sinistra del passeggero. Ciò implica che chi si appresta ad uscire dal veicolo sia obbligato a girarsi verso la portiera permettendogli di guardare sopra le loro spalle per vedere se stia arrivando un ciclista o motociclista.
...
Fondamentalmente, invece di utilizzare il braccio sinistro vicino alla portiera, si utilizza il braccio destro per aprirla.
Per farlo, automaticamente gira il corpo e si posizionano testa e spalle in modo tale che si guardi direttamente fuori. Prima, attraverso lo specchietto retrovisore e poi, si può facilmente girarsi e vedere se ci sono bici in arrivo o auto o qualsiasi altra cosa.

Automoto.it Logo

ITALIA - Automoto.it

SICUREZZA

Come aprire la portiera salvando un motociclista: il “Dutch Reach”

16 febbraio 2017 - Una semplice regola può evitare uno degli incidenti più comuni in città: quello tra il motociclista (o ciclista) e la portiera di un'auto spalancata all'improvviso

JAPAN - GIGAZINE

自転車大国オランダが発明した車道を走る自転車をドアで打ちつけるのを予防する目からうろこな方法「Dutch Reach」とは?

October 13, 2016 07
From the eyes to prevent hitting the bicycle running on the roadway invented by the bicycle power country Netherlands with the door is a scaly method "Dutch Reach"?

 

 

LBC TV Teaches the Dutch Reach in Arabic (July 14, 2017). Post also shows Outside Online video, though in English without subtitles or dubbing.. First Arabic anti dooring press or media coverage of the far hand countermeasure to protect cyclists from getting doored, injured or killed.

LBC TV Teaches the Dutch Reach in Arabic (July 14, 2017). Post also shows Outside Online video, though in English without subtitles or dubbing.

LEBANON - ARABIC

منوعات

بالفيديو - لماذا يفتح السائقون الهولنديون باب السيارة باليد اليُمنى؟

يعتمد السائقون الهولنديون تقنيّة تُسمّى بالـ "Dutch Reach" منذ أكثر من خمسين عاماً وهي عبارة عن فتح باب السيارة باليدّ اليُمنى أي اليدّ الأبعد عن مقبض الباب وذلك لإجبار أنفسهم على الاستدارة بجسمهم والنظر إلى الطريق في الخارج ما يسمح لهم برؤية ما إذا كان أحد راكبي الدراجات أو المشاة يمرّ بالقرب منهم وذلك منعاً للاصطدام بهم. 

ويُعلّم الهولنديون أولادهم في المدرسة وخارجها هذه التقنيّة كجزءٍ من مستلزمات الحصول على رخصة قيادة. 

وعلى الرغم من أنّ الأمر يبدو وكأنه غير مهمّ، لكنّ حوادث ضرب المشاة بباب السيارة أثناء فتحه أدّت إلى وفاة العشرات منهم حول العالم. 

يُظهر الفيديو المرفق أدناه كيفية القيام بتقنية Dutch Reach بشكلٍ صحيح. يُذكر أنّ الفيديو نشرته قناة مجلة "Outside" وحظي منذ نشره في أيلول العام الماضي على أكثر من 1.7 مليون مشاهدة على يوتيوب

THE NETHERLANDS

Nieuws 11 oktober 2016 Laatste 

Joop

The Dutch Reach: een Nederlandse gewoonte die Amerikaanse levens kan redden

The Dutch Reach: a Dutch habit that can save American lives

 

Rij-instructie

Open het portier volgens de 'Dutch reach' methode

di 4 okt 2016
In het Verenigd Koninkrijk noemen ze de manier om als bestuurder met je rechterhand het portier te openen de 'Dutch reach.'

Open the door using the 'Dutch reach' method
In the UK, they call it the way as a driver with your right hand to open the door to the 'Dutch reach. "

Waar Maar Raar

Veilig de autodeur opendoen op zijn Nederlands, ook in Amerika

jaargang -16 - laatste artikel 3-3 18:00 - 53636 artikelen - nu online 17 bezoekers

Nederlanders zijn zich er goed van bewust dat er altijd fietsers om ons heen zijn. In Amerika wordt 'onze' manier van uit de auto stappen nu gepromoot, om de levens van fietsers te sparen....

De 'Dutch reach', zeg maar de 'Nederlandse greep', moet daar in de Verenigde Staten een einde aan maken. Steeds meer websites berichten over de manier waarop wij onze autodeur openen, om zo de levens van fietsers te redden. De 70-jarige gepensioneerde dokter Michael Charney, zelf een fervent fietser, zit achter de 'campagne'.

Strange but true

Safe car door open on his Dutch, also in America

Dutch people are well aware that there are always cyclists to be around us. In America, 'our' way out of the car now being promoted in order to save the lives of cyclists....  
The 'Dutch reach, "say the' Dutch hold ', there must be in the United States to end. More and more sites messages about how we open our car door in order to save the lives of cyclists. ...
 
The 'Dutch reach, "say the' Dutch hold ', there must be in the United States to end. More and more sites messages about how we open our car door in order to save the lives of cyclists.

NEW ZEALAND -- CYCLING ACTION NETWORK

E.CAN 219 - THE EMAIL BULLETIN OF CYCLING ACTION NETWORK, NZ
27 September 2016

COULD THE "DUTCH REACH" SAVE CYCLISTS FROM GETTING DOORED?

Blue poster asks drivers to use far hand method, & cyclists to keep distance from parked cars to avoid doorings & getting doored.

Bike Saves PHilippines anti dooring safety poster for drivers & cyclists.

PHILIPPINES

Drivers:
Leaving your car?

Look over your left.
Use right arm to open.

Far hand reach is first tip on poster at left.  It appeared January 15, 2017 on Bike Saves PH's Facebook page in the Philippines.  Connection to the Dutch Reach campaign is not yet established, but the date is suggestive.

Twitter hashtags for cycling safety in the Philippines:
#sharetheroad
#bikesavesPH
#driversbikersPH

SOUTH AFRICA

BIKE HUB

simplicity wins the day - 'the Dutch Reach

'Started by BikeHuber, Jan 06 2017 12:02

 

 

SPAIN -- MADRID

NOTICIAS  -- COCHES.COM

Abrir la puerta del coche con el método holandés

por Victoria Fuentes - 19/11/2016

Puede parecer una tontería, pero mirar por el retrovisor antes de salir del coche puede salvar vidas, sobre todo de ciclistas. Se trata de un accidente tan común que ha sido bautizado como dooring. 

Open the door of the car with the Dutch method

By Victoria Fuentes - 11/19/2016

It may seem silly, but looking through the rearview mirror before getting out of the car can save lives, especially for cyclists. This is such a common accident that has been dubbed dooring

SPANISH SPEAKING

Dooring, un enemigo en la sombra para los ciclistas

Dooring, an enemy in the shadow for cyclists
By Ignacio on 27 Diciembre, 2016

 

SRI LANKA - Language uncertain: likely either Sinhala? or Tamil?

Teaching the Reach in Sri Lanka, via Twitter. Language is likely either Tamil or Sinhala. Illustration of a child preparing to exit car reaching with far hand (the left), turning to look for on-coming cyclists.  Seeing a bicyclist approaching, he avoids opening and does not door the cyclists. Illustration by Dutch Reach Project artist Rahel Wach. Text by @KnowMaga.

Teaching the Reach in Sri Lanka, via Twitter. Language is likely either Tamil or Sinhala.

TEXT AS AT LEFT RENDERED IN ENGLISH, also by @KnowMaga

Teaching the Reach in Sri Lanka, via Twitter. English is one of the three commonly used languages in Sri Lanka, along with Tamil & Sinhala. Language is likely either Tamil or Sinhala. Illustration of a child preparing to exit car reaching with far hand (the left), turning to look for on-coming cyclists. Seeing a bicyclist approaching, he avoids opening and does not door the cyclists. Illustration by Dutch Reach Project artist Rahel Wach. Text by @KnowMaga.

Teaching the Reach in Sri Lanka, via Twitter. English is one of the three commonly used languages in Sri Lanka, along with Tamil & Sinhala.

Cartoon of bicyclist propelled through obstructing car door's window with balloon quote 'Thank goodness the window was open."

The Dooring                            - Credit: cyclelicious

SWITZERLAND -- German

VELOPFLOCK – VELOS ÜBERALL UND RUND UM DIE UHR

... Die Amis gaben uns Dooring, und sie geben uns nun das Gegenmittel: den niederländischen Griff. Vielleicht auch das holländische Greifen. Jedenfalls the dutch reach. Ich habe ihn zufällig im Netz gefunden, in einem Design- und Architektur-Podcast. Inzwischen gibt es sogar eine Website zum dutch reach.

VELOPFLOCK - VELOS EVERYWHERE AND AROUND THE CLOCK

... The Americans gave us dooring , and they now give us the antidote: the Dutch grip. Perhaps also the Dutch grasping. Anyway, the dutch reach . I happened to find it on the net in a design and architecture podcast . Meanwhile there is even a website to the dutch reach .

TAIWAN - China Daily News

“荷兰式开车门”刷爆朋友圈
中国日报网 2017-02-23 10:59
分享到

因“开车门”不当而导致的事故,十分常见,而且一旦发生,就可能是惨剧。

"Dutch-style door" brush burst friends circle
China Daily News 2017-02-23 

It is very common for the accident caused by improperly driving the door, and it may be a tragedy in the event of an accident.

It is very common for the accident caused by improperly driving the door, and it may be a tragedy in the event of an accident.

UNITED KINGDOM

UK ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS ADVISES DUTCH REACH

Feb 1, 2017,
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), UK has endorsed the Dutch Reach Method as a recommended best traffic safety practice.  RoSPA published by web its expert finding of safety advantage.  It points out that the far hand reach method provides a continuous view of on-coming traffic whilst preparing to open and exit the motor vehicle.  It protects cyclists and exiting occupants from heedless and at times devastating harm, either by direct collision or due to dangerous swerves by bicyclists or vehicles to avoid flung open doors.

Screen shot of RoSPA's Road Safety webpage which explains & recommends the Dutch Reach Method for dooring prevention, protecting bicyclists & exiting drivers & passengers from collision.

Click image to display full advisory

The far hand method has been practiced in the Netherlands for about 50 years with little notice elsewhere.  Such recognition by one of the world's preeminent safety and accident prevention organizations raises this hither-to-fore nameless commonplace -- but official Dutch practice -- to new found respect and prominence.  It confers authority for its adoption well beyond the physical and linguistic borders which stalled its export, leaving it little known or neglected by the English speaking world and, as it now appears given recent globe media attention, by most every other nation as well.

Diagram shows birds eye cut-away view of a driver, such as in the UK, or a front passenger, using the far hand method to reach across one's chest to the car door latch. The motion causes the upper torso to twist, allow head to turn almost directly back over the shoulder and out back to watch for dangerous on-coming traffic before opening car door wide & exiting.

The Dutch far hand reach method naturally causes drivers or passengers to swivel & gain a clear view of on-coming traffic before fully opening & exiting the vehicle.

UK - THE TELEGRAPH: Twitter all you like but Dutch Reach no laughing matter.

How opening your car door like the Dutch could save someone's life

by Hugh Morris for The Telegraph, UK
8 February 2017

DR reports from: USA, CA, CN - GD , FR, FI, JN, AU, AS, lk, LB, NZ, ES, PH, PL, IT, BE, IE, RO, GE, ZA,... & even NL can be documented.