CAA WARNS OF DOORING
5/15/2018 9:56:21 AM


   
With the warmer weather, and cycling programs taking place, more and more people are turning to their bikes as a mode of transportation.

The question is, as a motorist, are you being cognisant of any bikers around you when you're opening your door to get out.

Teresa Di Felice of the CAA says dooring is continuing to be a major issue, a situation where a cyclist is hit by an opening car door.

   

She says the CAA are encouraging people to utilize the Dutch Reach, a life saving technique that started in the Netherlands, where drivers are encouraged to open the car door with their right hand, and passengers with their left, so your body is turned, and will allow you too look for cyclists while slowly opening the door.

The penalty for dooring a cyclist is 365 dollars, and 3 demerit points

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