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Old October 18th 18, 07:05 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bod[_5_]
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Default Highway Code may include 'Dutch reach' to keep cyclists safe

Measures to help protect cyclists, including encouraging people to adopt
the "Dutch reach", are expected to be included in the new Highway Code.

The method of opening a car door using the hand furthest from the handle
forces drivers to turn and look behind them for passing cyclists.

The code will also give updated guidance on how to avoid the dangers of
close overtaking of cyclists.

Cycling UK said the move was a major step for cycle safety.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45900806

This is getting silly. If people can't be trusted to check for cyclists
before they open a car door, then those drivers/passengers need
educating in basic observance.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45900806
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