Cam­paign to keep cy­clists safe

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Cy­cling UK has said that ac­tion must be taken to pre­vent the in­juries and deaths of cy­clists caused by peo­ple “car-door­ing” – open­ing car doors be­fore check­ing that the coast is clear. As well as higher fines for open­ing car doors care­lessly, the cam­paign group is call­ing for a Dutch door-open­ing method to be taught. The “Dutch reach” as it is known, in­volves open­ing the car door with the hand that is fur­thest away from it. This forces peo­ple to turn their body and look over their shoul­der to check for ap­proach­ing cy­clists.

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