What most worried bikers and motorcyclists are on the road is that the front car suddenly opened the door, though it was unintentionally open to this event that could cause fatal accidents.
Every Dutch family owns at least one bicycle and they often travel by bike on the alleys of the street. However, there was almost no accident here because of suddenly crashing into the car door. Because tulip people remember the concept of opening a special car door called “Dutch Reach”.
So how is “Dutch Reach” a technique? Dutch drivers always use their hands away from the door to open the door, in other words, use the right hand to open the left door and use the left hand to open the right door, even if the person sitting in front or behind does the same. so.
This action looks annoying but is very useful. When you open the door by hand in the distance, the driver cannot turn around, through rotating the shoulder blades, you can see the situation of the person walking on the road and discover whether there is a bicyclist or motorbike on the side or behind. is not.
Use your left hand to open the right door and vice versa, this action makes it easy to observe the traffic situation on the road
If you use your hand nearest to the door to open it, your arms will easily push the door out before observing it, making it impossible for the person coming from behind to get behind, even if this action causes a dangerous accident.
Whether sitting in the front or back row, Dutch people are trained and formed the habit of opening the door with the hand away from the door to ensure safety for themselves and others.
Dutch driving courses teach such open-door techniques, which have become the standard of safe door opening. They also note, only a small detail can avoid causing many accidents, a little more careful will reduce the level of danger a lot.