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Photo of a  young man cyclist riding on heavily traffic'd street in Salem, MA, USA, no helmet, wearing red jacket.

To avoid 'doorings'...
Photo: John Blanding, Globe Staff.

The Boston Globe: To Avoid 'Doorings'... , Sept. 8, 2016

To avoid ‘doorings,’ cyclist wants drivers to do the ‘Dutch Reach’

By Steve Annear - Globe Staff, Sept. 08, 2016.

 

Two women ride their bicycles on the Lindengracht market in Amsterdam in August 2004. Credit: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Two women ride their bicycles on the Lindengracht market in Amsterdam in August 2004. Credit: Michael Kooren/Reuters

BBC World Service & PRI: The World, Sept. 27, 2016

This easy maneuver, borrowed from the Dutch, could be life-saving for cyclists

Host:  Marco Werman,  WGBH/BBC/Public Radio International

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

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

99% Invisible: A Clever Workaround, Oct 7, 2016

The Dutch Reach: A Clever Workaround to Keep Cyclists from Getting "Doored".

By Kurt Kohlstedt

The Dutch Reach: Clever Workaround to Keep Cyclists from Getting “Doored”

The Outspoken Cyclist - WJCU Radio Interview, Oct 8, 2016

Dutch Reach Interview  -  Show #316, Oct. 8, 2016

[starts at 36 minute mark]

Show #316 – October 8, 2016

Upworthy.com: One easy adjustment - Sept. 27, 2016

How one easy adjustment called the Dutch Reach could save bikers' lives.

By Erin Canty

http://www.upworthy.com/how-one-easy-adjustment-called-the-dutch-reach-could-save-bikers-lives

CleanTechnica.com: Learn The “Dutch Reach”, Oct 16, 2016

Learn The “Dutch Reach” & Save Lives
 by Cynthia Shahan

Learn The “Dutch Reach” & Save Lives

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

http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/heres-how-drivers-can-help-save-cyclist-lives-do-dutch-reach.html

CTV News, Toronto: Single step can prevent dooring, Oct. 14, 2016

How using your right hand could save a cyclist's life.

Misha Gajewski, CTVNews.ca

http://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/how-using-your-right-hand-could-save-a-cyclist-s-life-1.3113572?autoPlay=true

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