DOORED? FEAR IT? TEACH the REACH! TELL EVERYONE! IT'S MUCH SAFER!

>> Reach, Swivel, Look out & back, Open slowly. <<

Drivers & passengers each use far hand to open car door. 

Reach across for the door handle.

Forced to Swivel, you automatically Look out, at mirror & easily back for bikes & traffic.

All clear? 

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 Then Open slowly to exit while remaining vigilant.

Dutch kids learn it from parents & in school.

It’s taught in drivers’ ed, and required to pass their driving test.

It's been Dutch commonsense for 50 years. Time we thought so too!

Tip: Tie ribbon on latch as reminder... & practice! 

VIDEO: THE DUTCH REACH - SAFE FOR WORK

The Simple Technique That Could Save Cyclists’ Lives - Outside Magazine 

VIDEO CREDIT: OUTSIDE MAGAZINE ONLINE

EDITORS & STAFF; BEN FOX, REPORTER.