What is the Dutch reach?

The Dutch reach was developed in the Netherlands as a way to reduce the amount of dooring bicycle accidents. When a person is opening the door to their vehicle, they use their far-reaching hand instead of the hand that is closest to the door. This movement forces the person to turn around and see what is coming from behind, including cyclists.

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