Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Anti-Dooring Campaign

Ok, so check this out. People are dying because drivers aren't paying attention when opening doors. Not cool in the least.

When you're getting in/out of your car, YOU have a legal duty to do so in a manner that does not interfere with other users of the road. Period. That dump truck is a hell of a lot easier to see than a kid on a bike, but they'll both rip the door off the car.

Be smart. Look before you open.

Riders - we need to be smart about this too. Drivers have other stuff on their mind, and it's unlikely that all drivers will suddenly have an epiphany about checking for cyclists. Stay out of the "Door Zone" and keep your eyes peeled for the telltale signs that a door might open... movement inside the vehicle or brake lights suddenly switching off.

hipsternascar has a post up with all the details, but the idea is to get ~$600 raised so a bunch of these stickers can be printed up and spread around Chicago.

If you've got some extra cash laying around, you might just save someone's life.

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