Dooring Caught on Dashcam

Posted by Keri on Sep 22, 2011

Source: Commute Orlando

UPDATE: As noted in the comments, the video was removed from YouTube. Serge and Danc both managed to get their hands on a download of it and emailed it to me. Unfortunately, original link does not go to the YouTube poster’s page, so I can’t credit the originator of this video.

This video is shocking. But it is priceless in that it shows what happens when a bicyclist is struck by a car door. The right handlebar is stopped, jerking the wheel to the right and throwing the bicyclist into the road… into the path of an overtaking vehicle.

The video is the motorist’s view of this animation:

More on the door zone:

The Swinging Door

Preston’s Door Zone Demonstration

Never let paint think for you, Including Sharrows

KEEP YOUR HAPPY @$$ AT LEAST FIVE (5) FEET FROM PARKED CARS!

Got it?

Take a clue from the motorists. People don’t drive their cars in the door zone. Yet, I’ve never heard of a motorist being injured or killed by a suddenly-opened car door.

Hat tip to Jason for finding this on Reddit.

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