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Why You Should Avoid the Door Zone

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

This video edited by Dan Gutierrez is very important.

It’s crucial for cyclists to stay out of the door zone — not just watch for opening car doors — because you won’t have time to take evasive action. The video shows that a rider hit by an opening car door is invariably thrown onto his or her back in the adjacent lane, helpless to avoid being run over by traffic.

Watch the video and consider seriously what your riding position should be in relation to car doors.

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