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Old October 19th 18, 12:00 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Highway Code may include 'Dutch reach' to keep cyclists safe

On 18/10/2018 19:05, Bod wrote:
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.

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.

How would you propose to do that in the case of passengers?

Ban them from being carried in motor vehicles unless they meet your

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