Dutch People Open Car Doors In A Strange Way. When You See Why, You’ll Do It Too
The Dutch Reach is not only safe, it’s encouraged. Get into the habit of opening your car door with your right hand before stepping out: this way, you’re forced to turn your head and body to check whether an oncoming cyclist (or even another car) might be passing by.
Do this both by looking in your rear-view mirror and over your shoulder behind you. Hailing from the bike-laden streets of the Netherlands, this tactic is an easy way to prevent injury and accidents both to yourself and others sharing the road.
Can’t even imagine how many live could have been saved if they used this method,to stop the car,and open the door with the other hand.