The Door Prize
prize injures hundreds of cyclists each year.
you just injured a cyclist by opening your door into traffic.
and Demerit points ($110 fine and 2 demerits in Ontario) and a quite
possibly a court case!
What to do:
back over your shoulder before you open your car door, every time
Cyclists ride faster than most people think! Dont leave
your door open in traffic.
out from parked cars and maintain a straight path visible to motorists.
Watch for drivers or passengers when cars are parked or stopped
and be prepared to take evasive action. Moderate your speed in street
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