Paul Tuohy, Cycling UK's Chief Executive said in September: "Some people seem to see car dooring
as a bit of a joke, but it's not and can have serious consequences.
Charity Cycling UK recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of dooring after discovering that many people don't know what it is - and those that do seem to think it's a joke.
Dooring is when a driver or passenger opens the door into another road user - typically a cyclist - without looking for other road users.
"Stay out of the 'dooring
' danger zone, about one metre from parked cars. That way, even if a motorist opens a door without warning, you're far enough away to avoid it.
Bicyclists already were riding outside the dooring
zone in the period before the treatment and stayed in this location in the after period.
laws are fairly straightforward statutes based on a simple concept--people who open car doors should be responsible for ensuring that they do not injure or cause damage to others when they do so.
One example of an innovative use of pavement markings addresses the problem of "dooring
." The bane of urban bicyclists around the world, dooring
occurs when a driver opens a car door and a cyclist rides into it.
Cambridge also has an ordinance requiring drivers to use care when opening a door into traffic, an effort to prevent "dooring
" crashes involving bicycles.