Graphics: Signs, Decals, Cards, Stickers, Reminders (C)

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, version with cyclist, window, steering wheel and dotted line of sight between driver & cyclist.. Figure swivels for left over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to left with right far (right) hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles. This graphic symbol is intented for traffic signs, parking signs, warning to prevent and avoid doorings by exiting occupants in or adjacent to traffic or travel lanes. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, Figure swivels for left over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

Sequence of photos of mobile electronic traffic sign message which states: "Safer to Open / Car Door / With Far Hand" which describes the Dutch far hand Reach method to prevent doorings by heedlessly exiting drivers or passengers from motor vehicles, cars, vans & trucks into travel & bike lanes which can cause collisions with the door and result in njury or death to bicyclists. This sign first brought the Dutch Reach method message to the attention first of the Boston Globe and then national and international media as the story was quickly picked up by public radio & social media.

Mobile electronic traffic sign teaches the Dutch Reach. Somerville P.D., Somerville, MA, USA.

Preach the 'Reach' on the cheap!

Teach the reach with hand outs.  Create messaging & reminder cards for organizing & outreach by designing new,  or adapting others' graphics.  This site has an ever-increasing gallery of images for such purposes.  And please share your own Reach art with us all!

Dutch Reach Universal Sign for UK, & other left side-of-road driving countries, version with cyclist, window, steering wheel and dotted line of sight between driver & cyclist.. Figure swivels to right side for right over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to left with right far (right) hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles. This graphic symbol is intented for traffic signs, parking signs, warning to prevent and avoid doorings by exiting occupants in or adjacent to traffic or travel lanes. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, UK. Reach with right, swivel for over-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists.  Rounded figures.

Boston Globe, May 31, 2017 Dutch Reach explanatory graphic in gray & orange on white illustrates method as cut-away front view as if through car windshield with man reaching far arm (right arm in US) across to door latch, swiveling in his seat to door an over the left shoulder scan or shoulder-check to look for on-coming traffic. A cyclist in silhouette is depicted approaching along side the car, viewed as by driver through side window. Two text boxes briefly describe the far hand method to prevent doorings of cyclists and other car door collisions. Globe graphic has here been adapted for business card format & distribution for education & outreach for the Dutch Reach by Stephen Bingham of California.

Graphic: Boston Globe staff. Adapted as card handout - S. Bingham.

 

Business card messaging can be quite inexpensive and quick to obtain, shipped within days if online or done overnight at larger graphics shops. Cost can be at or under $10 per 500 in basic B&W without shipping charges, and often cheaper by the thousand. Two color cards somewhat more.

Xerox'd full size and self-cut paper fliers of course can be cheap as well, especially if you have access to a copying machine and paper cutter!

You can devise your own graphics and text using Power Point together with MicroSoft's Snipping Tool to take screenshots of your graphic.  But the image ratio must be tailored to the proper business card template proportions.  Snipping Tool saves images as PNG files, known as vector files.  PNG's expand and contract proportionately without losing resolution.  Copy your finished, proportioned screenshot file into the print company's online template according to their specifications.

The Dutch Reach illustrated & instructed by The Times of London, Sept 12, 2017. Image of driver on right side of car seen through windshield with red ribbon-like curved arrows indicating left arm reaching across to door latch, head & neck swiveling to look back through partially propped open car door, and sees bicyclist approaching from behind. Two numbered texts: 1) Driver reaches for the door handle with the left hand. 2) This forces the driver to look around.

The Dutch reach. Diagram. The Times of London, 12 Sept. 2017

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, Figure swivels for right over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to right with right far (left) hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles. This graphic symbol is intented for traffic signs, parking signs, warning to prevent and avoid doorings by exiting occupants in or adjacent to traffic or travel lanes.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, Figure swivels for right over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, version with cyclist, window, steering wheel and dotted line of sight between driver & cyclist.. Figure swivels for left over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to left with right far (right) hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles. This graphic symbol is intented for traffic signs, parking signs, warning to prevent and avoid doorings by exiting occupants in or adjacent to traffic or travel lanes. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, Figure swivels for left over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

Boston Globe, May 31, 2017 Dutch Reach explanatory graphic in gray & orange on white illustrates method as cut-away front view as if through car windshield with man reaching far arm (right arm in US) across to door latch, swiveling in his seat to door an over the left shoulder scan or shoulder-check to look for on-coming traffic. A cyclist in silhouette is depicted approaching along side the car, viewed as by driver through side window. Two text boxes briefly describe the far hand method to prevent doorings of cyclists and other car door collisions. Globe graphic has here been adapted for business card format & distribution for education & outreach for the Dutch Reach by Stephen Bingham of California.

Graphic: Boston Globe staff. Adapted as card handout - S. Bingham.

Ride Illinois & Chicago DOT seek updates to Illinois Road Rules & Driver's Manual to teach road sharing safety practices to Illinois drivers & passengers. The Dutch Far hand method for avoding dooring of bicyclists is included. Graphic & text promote use of the far hand showing a driver using right hand to reach to door latch, swiveling left to look over shoulder for on-coming traffic before opening car door.

Graphic. Source: Ride Illinois.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, Figure swivels for left over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to left with right far (right) hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles. This graphic symbol is intented for traffic signs, parking signs, warning to prevent and avoid doorings by exiting occupants in or adjacent to traffic or travel lanes.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, Figure swivels for left over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Design: NY Bicycling Coalition. Click image for larger png.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign for UK, & other left side-of-road driving countries, version with cyclist, window, steering wheel and dotted line of sight between driver & cyclist.. Figure swivels to right side for right over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to left with right far (right) hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles. This graphic symbol is intented for traffic signs, parking signs, warning to prevent and avoid doorings by exiting occupants in or adjacent to traffic or travel lanes. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign for UK/left side-of-road country drivers. Figure swivels for over-the-right-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists. Click image to enlarge. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

El "Dutch Reach" - (1) Abrir la puerta del coche con tu mano derecha... (2)...te permitira ver si se acerca algun ciclista. Translation from Spanish: The "Dutch Reach" - (1) Open the car door with your right hand ....(2) ...will allow you to see if a cyclist is approaching. Spanishversion of Boston Globe Dutch Reach diagram, 31 May 2017.

El "Dutch Reach" - (1) Abrir la puerta del coche con tu mano derecha... (2)...te permitira ver si se acerca algun ciclista.
Translation from Spanish: The "Dutch Reach" - (1) Open the car door with your right hand ....(2) ...will allow you to see if a cyclist is approaching. Spanishversion of Boston Globe Dutch Reach diagram, 31 May 2017.

Dutch Reach diagram, image, drawing shows driver using left hand to open car or vehicle's right side door when exiting on the right side of the car. For use in countries such as UK, AU, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, NZ, where vehicles are driven on the left side of the road.

In countries where vehicles are driven on the left side of the road, drivers should use their left hand - i.e. far hand - to do the Dutch Reach for a safer exit.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign for UK, & other left side-of-road driving countries, version with cyclist, window, steering wheel and dotted line of sight between driver & cyclist.. Figure swivels to right side for right over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to left with right far (right) hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles. This graphic symbol is intented for traffic signs, parking signs, warning to prevent and avoid doorings by exiting occupants in or adjacent to traffic or travel lanes. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

NYBC window decal shows Dutch Reach safe exit habit for drivers .Accompanying text describes far hand method & advantages.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign for UK, & other left side-of-road driving countries, version with cyclist, window, steering wheel and dotted line of sight between driver & cyclist.. Figure swivels to right side for right over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to left with right far (right) hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles. This graphic symbol is intented for traffic signs, parking signs, warning to prevent and avoid doorings by exiting occupants in or adjacent to traffic or travel lanes. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

NYBC window decal shows Dutch Reach safe exit habit for UK /left-side-of-road country drivers & passengers. Accompanying text box (Remember...) describes far hand method & advantages.

Turkish: SAG ELINI-KULLAN, HAYAT KURTAR (1) Kapi koluna sag elinizle uzanin. (2)  Yaklasan bisikletliyi goreceksiniz.  English:  Use Life Saving Right [far] Hand.  (1) Reach with right hand on the door. (2) You will see the on-coming bike Turkish language version of Boston Globe Dutch Reach diagram, 31 May 2017.  Illustrates far hand method to prevent dooring & exiting collisions by heedless drivers & passengers which may kill or injury passing bicyclists.

Turkish: SAG ELINI-KULLAN, HAYAT KURTAR (1) Kapi koluna sag elinizle uzanin. (2)
Yaklasan bisikletliyi goreceksiniz. English translation:  Use Life Saving Right [far] Hand. (1) Reach with right hand on the door. (2) You will see the on-coming bike. Compare to original Boston Globe text: 
Turkish language version of Boston Globe Dutch Reach diagram, 31 May 2017.

In countries where drivers drive on the right side of the road, and seated at the left side, use right hand to do the Dutch Reach for a safer exit.

Dutch Reach anti dooring sticker reads Faites le "Dutch Reach" pou8r sauver des vies.  Logo URL: www.dutchreach.org with logo figure by Pat Bibbins.; line drawing by Lissy Herman for the Dutch Reach Project.

Dutch Reach sticker in French adapted with Dutch Reach logo.

Dutch Reach anti dooring sticker reads Faites le "Dutch Reach" pou8r sauver des vies. Logo URL: www.dutchreach.org with line drawing by Lissy Herman of the Dutch Reach Project.  No logo or identifying contact info.

Dutch Reach sticker in en Francais without added logo or identification.

EL "DUTCH REACH" UTILIZA EL "DUTCH REACH" Y SALVA VIDAS. [mano derecha = right hand]  Label: labicicleta.net Spanish version of Boston Globe diagram, 31 May 2017.. Trans:  The "Dutch Reach" Use the right hand & save lives."  Credit: Line drawing c/o Dutch Reach Project - Lissy Herman.

EL "DUTCH REACH"
UTILIZA EL "DUTCH REACH" Y SALVA VIDAS. [mano derecha = right hand]
Label: labicicleta.net Spanish version of Boston Globe diagram, 31 May 2017.. Trans: The "Dutch Reach" Use the right hand & save lives." Credit: Line drawing c/o Dutch Reach Project - Lissy Herman.

Le Depute Joel Lightbound started a campaign against l'emportierage or dooring inspired by the Dutch Reach Project, motivated by the death by dooring of his best friend & campaign managers in 2015.

Dutch Reach anti-dooring campaign sticker in French. Credit: Le bureau de le Depute Joel Lightbound, Canada.

'Dutch Reach Saves Lives" small square format sticker by unknown activist graphic artist found on Face Book site: @DutchReachSavesLives

The Dutch Reach illustrated & instructed by The Times of London, Sept 12, 2017. Image of driver on right side of car seen through windshield with red ribbon-like curved arrows indicating left arm reaching across to door latch, head & neck swiveling to look back through partially propped open car door, and sees bicyclist approaching from behind.  Two numbered texts: 1) Driver reaches for the door handle with the left hand. 2) This forces the driver to look around.

The Dutch reach. Diagram. The Times of London, 12 Sept. 2017

Stop Dooring graphic from New Haven CT TT&P 2013 flier, & Dutch Reach Project outreach business card with contact information.

 

mage of car bumper with sticker reading "Reach with Your Right, Look Out for Cyclists". A school teacher in Oregon starts her own campaign backed on the far hand anti dooring method, August 2017.

[Dutch] Reach anti dooring bumper sticker (Oregon, USA. Aug. 2017).