“The Dutch Reach” – saving doors and cyclists across the Netherlands!

If you live somewhere with lots of cyclists, motor cyclists or just tight roads, this maneuver could be worth building into your everyday life. In the Netherlands, every driver’s ed class tells people to reach over and open the car door with their right hand. The maneuver forces you to look back over your shoulder into oncoming traffic and prevents you from opening your door and having a bike slam into it. Apparently it’s saving lives across Holland.