The Dutch Reach: A No-Tech Way to Save Bicyclists’ Lives
New York Times, Oct. 5, 2018 — This simple change in the way you get out of your car can save lives — of cyclists, drivers and passengers. Here’s how to do it, and why it’s so effective....He calls the maneuver the “Dutch Reach,” and it works like this: When you are about to exit the car, you reach across
your body for the door handle with your far or opposite hand. This action forces you to turn toward the side view mirror, out and then back over your shoulder to be sure a bicyclist is not coming from behind. Only then do you slowly open the door.