Highway Code to promote 'Dutch reach' to protect cyclists

Highway Code to promote 'Dutch reach' to protect cyclists

Measures to protect cyclists are to be introduced in the Highway Code, including a new recommendation on how to get out of a vehicle without “dooring” a passing rider.
The government announced a review of the code to help reduce road casualties and promote walking and cycling.
It is proposed that the code will highlight the Dutch reach, a method of opening car doors by turning and using the hand furthest from the handle, which forces drivers or passengers to look behind them for passing cyclists.
The dangers of dooring were vividly highlighted by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, in... read more

18 October 2018 in World News, Views: 81
Source: Guardian

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