Listen Live
Listen Live
HomeStratford NewsDrivers reminded to keep close watch out for cyclists with warmer weather...

Drivers reminded to keep close watch out for cyclists with warmer weather here

With the warmer weather here, you can expect to see many more cyclists out and about.

The Share the Road Cycling Coalition and CAA South Central Ontario say dooring, where a cyclist gets hit by the door of a vehicle that was opened quickly without the person checking the rear view mirror for cyclists, continues to be an issue.

The penalty for dooring a cyclist was increased to a set fine of $365 and the loss of three demerit points in 2015 but officials say the number of dooring incidents was up 58 per cent in 2016 compared to 2014.

Officials say drivers should use a method called the dutch reach to eliminate dooring where they reach to open the vehicle door with their right hand, forcing them to turn their body and slowly look for cyclists while doing so, passengers would use their left hand.

They say the technique is taught at a young age in the Netherlands and is part of driving tests there.,

- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -
- Advertisement -

Continue Reading