Do You Do the 'Dutch Reach' When Exiting a Car? It's Coming to America.

Illinois and Massachusetts have adopted a new traffic safety measure in its road safety manuals. Coined the “Dutch reach,” the international maneuver consists of a person opening their car door with their far hand. Doing so makes people look over their shoulder, increasing the visibility of cyclists on the road. While it is a seemingly small response, it’s part of a larger, cultural shift towards bike safety and inclusivity.

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