Graphics, Flyer, Stickers (A)

Picture the Dutch Reach!

Below the 'Appeal' please find new graphics expressly created to teach the far hand "Dutch Reach" method.  They include volunteer work by amateur and professional graphic artists who support this Project with their talent, and works produced of their own inclination by governmental or independent media organizations.

In addition, you will find below a link to a Google Share folder of anti dooring stickers, posters and other graphics produced for prior cyclist road safety campaigns around the globe.  Also you will find a DropBox link which contains many newer images from the onset of this project, some also here on this page or in the Gallery, but many others not yet included.

Find many dooring & some Dutch Reach related imagery using Google Images or Videos and searching for terms such as Doored, Dooring, Dutch Reach, Bike Car Door Crash or Accident, etc. together with ~ photos, ~ cartoons, ~ stickersf,  ~ graphics, ~animations, etc.  

For collections of Dutch Reach videos, go to English Videos, Foreign Language Videos or under Resources on drop-down menu bar.  Please note:  Most every menu or drop-down box contains content - click to open each.

Also search Twitter hashtag topics with the obvious keywords above and #'s listed here.

Older man using left (far hand) in Dutch Reach to open car door part way, looking back for on-coming bicycles or other traffic before fully opening to exit. 

Dutch Reach diagram US p9 Cambridge Street Code

Dutch Reach diagram US p9 Cambridge Street Code

Dutch Reach diagram US p9 Cambridge Street Code

Dutch Reach diagram US p9 Cambridge Street Code

Source:  Cambridge Street Code (2016), p. 9.

 

Spoof traffic signs:  Drivers! Avoid bicyclists!  Cambridge Street Code, p. 3.

View Standard Sign Graphics:

US DOT Federal Highway Admin's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD):
Standard Highway Signs  & 
Table of Contents

AIGA Symbol signs

ISO Graphical symbols

Appeal! A Grand Graphic Challenge to create 'ISO' standard signage for 'Dutch'Reach

Dear  Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Artist, Videographer &/or Visually Talented Reader,

Might you have ideas for road signage to 'say' Dutch Reach at a glance? 

A universal sign is needed to get drivers and riders to use the far hand reach method to avoid doorings and injury when opening and exiting.

Other graphics and media are also needed to teach kids of all age groups, for driver manuals and training, bumper and parking meter stickers, posters, presentations, billboards, publications, etc.

If you are so inspired, please add your talent to this anti dooring cause!  We will share forward your quality files with other activists around the globe.  

New Dutch Reach graphics & slogans for stickers on bikes, meters, car bumpers, window decals and refrigerators & kids! etc. will also be a great help for community campaigns everywhere.

Please also add your work to Wikimedia Commons, which will put it securely in the public domain. And use keywords including: Dutch Reach, doored, dooring, getting hit by car door, bicycle, crash, accident, car dooring etc., so it can be readily found by search.

Likewise, if you find other old or new instances of far hand reach media not already found below, please kindly send such links and files to the Dutch Reach Project at: Contact.

Thank you! - mc.

 

"Business Card" for Dutch Reach Project website & email with two line summary of the Dutch Reach method. Last line telegraphs that the Project is an anti dooring campaign.. Small format line drawing of woman initiating far hand method appears to left of text.

Dutch Reach Project 'card-let' hand-out, suitable for 2" x 3.5" basic business card in PNG file format. Use Powerpoint or similar program to customize content for your group.  Use screen shot function, Photoshop, Illustrator or similar programs to create finished file for print shop in required dimensions & resolution.

Dutch Reach Makes Vigilance Physical

Montagew of anti dooring stickers, posters & decals surround line drawing of a woman with her far hand reached across to car door latch, initiating the Dutch far hand Reach for safer exiting of stopped vehicles.  A center left caption reads:   "Far hand to open / Far safer! / DutchReach.org". Credit:  Dutch Reach Project

The Dutch Reach far hand method takes anti dooring calls for driver caution & makes it an everyday habit. Montage assembled from stop dooring campaigns around the globe.

National Bike Month Close Doors.  Photo from cyclist point of view about to get doored. Caption calls for use of Dutch Reach tool kit at URL.

This Bike Month CLOSE DOORS with Dutch Reach tool set at dutchreach.org

Anti dooring poster teaches the Dutch Reach with cartoon figure of a dooring crash.

Teach the Reach! Poster for open source use.  Credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

Far hand to latch with reminder ribbon, with Dutch Reach icon.

Far hand to latch with reminder ribbon, with Dutch Reach icon.

Montage using MassDOT animation screenshots for Scan the Streets & use Dutch Reach.

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.

An Oregon school teacher made this [Dutch] Reach anti dooring bumper sticker to share in her community. (Aug. 2017)

EL PERIODICO DEPORTES: GIF animation screen shots & composites show 'Dutch Reach' versus 'Near Hand' habit.

"Dutch Reach": la forma de abrir la puerta del coche que puede evitar la caída de un ciclista.  El método, con la mano contraria a la puerta, fuerza a mirar atrás para comprobar si viene alguien, evitando el punto muerto del retrovisor. - El Periodico Deporte: 19 June 2017, by ASIER JIMÉNEZ LARZÁBAL / Barcelona, Spain.  Click here for article & animation.

GIF Graphic of initial position for Near hand to open car door is dangerous. El Periodico Deporte describes & illustrates the Dutch Reach to prevent dooring crashes, injury or death of cyclists, using GIF animation contrasting the use of the near versus the far hand to open the car door.

GIF Graphic of side mirror check of near hand position for Near hand to open car door is dangerous. El Periodico Deporte describes & illustrates the Dutch Reach to prevent dooring crashes, injury or death of cyclists, using GIF animation contrasting the use of the near versus the far hand to open the car door.

3/3 GIF Graphic screenshot  of near hand habit use resulting in dooring collision with on-coming cyclist along side vehicle, hit partially opened door because driver did not look out & back over window side shoulder, causing injury, death, door damage. Shows that Near hand to open car door is dangerous. El Periodico Deporte describes & illustrates the Dutch Reach to prevent dooring crashes, injury or death of cyclists, using GIF animation contrasting the use of the near versus the far hand to open the car door.

1/3 wise use of far hand to open:  "Dutch Reach": la forma de abrir la puerta del coche que puede evitar la caída de un ciclista El método, con la mano contraria a la puerta, fuerza a mirar atrás para comprobar si viene alguien, evitando el punto muerto del retrovisor. - El Periodico Deporte: 19 June 2017, by ASIER JIMÉNEZ LARZÁBAL / Barcelona, Spain.  One of a series of 6 screen shots - 3 using near or wrong hand habit; 3 using the far Dutch Reach safer habit.    Source: El Periodico Deporte's GIF animation contrasting the near versus the far hand methods for opening vehicle doors.  It demonstrates the advantage of the Dutch Reach as the driver turns outward and back thus seeing the on-coming cyclist and avoids dooring him or her.

DUTCH REACH IMAGE SERIES FROM CBC MANITOBA GIF ANIMATIONS

CBC Manitoba's GIF News animations which are the source of the images below, are themselves excellent teaching videos.  They actively show the field of vision advantage of the Dutch Reach's Swivel & Look technique for detecting on-coming cyclists, or other traffic.

The screen shots below were captured from videos in a January 10, 2017 news report by CBC Manitoba.  The featured video, "Dutch Reach Explained"  combines both reporting and a short animated clip.  Further down in the article appears a second animated GIF News clip representing a single car and cyclist.  

Sets of screen shot series from each video clip can be viewed and downloaded using the Share links beneath. 

Note on UK, AU versions:   PNG files of screen shots were flipped left to right to produce sets of images suitable for the UK and other Left Side of Road driving countries.  Hence the reversed green check marks.

New Dutch Reach / Far Hand Method Graphics from Around the Globe

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. Click pix for full image.

Instructions to driver to check rear & side mirrors, then use far hand Dutch Reach to swivel and look back to look for on-coming traffic. In right hand column, bike lane & door zones are defined.

Dooring prevention & avoidance illustration from "Cambridge Street Code: Rules and Etiquette for Getting There Together", City of Cambridge, MA, USA, p. 9, (2016). [Design credit: Marie Macchiarolo, Cambridge Community Development; in public domain.]

Ribbon tied to car door latch to remind driver or passenger to use Dutch Reach far hand habit to open car door and avoid injury of cyclist, getting oneself or door damage hit by traffic.

Tie ribbon to door latch as cue to use far hand Dutch Reach way to open safely and avoid door crashes and injury.

Canadian MP Joël Lightbound calls for national driver habit re-retraining using these reminder stickers for the Dutch Reach.

 

A colorful montage of anti dooring graphics - signs, stickers, posters, decals & drawings from around the globe & web. They call for drivers & cyclists to be cautious, vigilant, & keep a safe distance. Only the Dutch Reach line drawing calls for a switch to the safer far hand habit.

MORE 'DUTCH REACH' & ANTI-DOORING GRAPHICS

Pre-Dutch Reach Project anti-dooring graphics from around the globe --

Use this Google Shared Link.  [Click on each image to enlarge.  Use 'Save as' to download.]

For additional graphics created or found following this Project's inception:  

Use this DropBox Link.

'Dutch Reach" Line drawing #1 - thick lines.

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- L. Herman (CC,2016), for Free Public Use.

'Dutch Reach' Illustration UK Driver or US Front Passenger

Image shows a car occupant, driver or passenger depending on the country's driving side, hand on door latch, upper torso swiveled a quarter turn right and head turned further to face back and out the window where he sees a cyclist's face and helmet about to pass his door. Image has caption which summarizes the Dutch Reach method: Reach (with far hand), Turn, Look, Open.

A driver on right as in UK or a passenger on right front seat as in the USA uses his left, far hand to reach the door latch, swiveling torso and head naturally right and back over his shoulder to look for oncoming traffic. In this image, the occupant sees an on-coming cyclist. This drawing shows how Dutch Reach enables a safer exit from vehicles by making it easy to turn and look back over one's shoulder and be continuously vigilant before and while opening a car door to exit. Caption in image summarizes the Dutch Reach method: Reach (with far hand), Turn, Look, Open.

 L. Herman (CC,2016), for Free Public Use

'Dutch Reach" Illustration, US Driver or UK Front Passenger

Image shows a car occupant, driver or passenger depending on the country's driving side, hand on door latch, upper torso swiveled a quarter turn left, and head turned facing back and out the window where he sees a cyclist's face and helmet about to pass his door.

A driver on left as in USA or a passenger on left front seat as in UK uses his right, far hand to reach the door latch, swiveling torso and head naturally left and back to look for oncoming traffic. In this image, the occupant sees an on-coming cyclist. This drawing shows how Dutch Reach enables a safer exit from vehicles by making it easy to turn and look back over one's shoulder and be continuously vigilant before and while opening a car door to exit.

'Dutch Reach' Line drawing illustration #2, thin lines

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.- L. Herman (CC,2016), for Free Public Use

"Dutch Reach Saves Lives'graphics created by another Dutch Reach website

Visit source website:  Face Book:  @DutchReachSavesLives

"Dutch Reach Saves Lives" - small square sticker design

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

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

Bumper Sticker by @DutchReachSavesLives on Facebook

'Dutch Reach Saves Lives" bumper sticker format, original design by unknown graphic artist activist, found on Face Book site: @DutchReachSavesLives

'Dutch Reach Saves Lives" bumper sticker format, original design by unknown graphic artist activist, found on Face Book site: @DutchReachSavesLives

Sample 'Dutch Reach' Flyer with Illustration #1.

Image from above of cut-away car showing view of driver with far right hand on door latch, torso turned and field of vision directed back to see on-coming cyclist before opeiing door fully, thus avoids dooring the bicyclist.