Dutch People Open Car Doors In A Strange Way. When You See Why, You’ll Do It Too
“The Dutch Reach” – most people this guy interviewed had no idea what that was, some of them even thought it was something inappropriate, but in the Netherlands they even teach it in their driver’s ed class.
In the country where millions of people ride their bike to work, opening a door of your car can be dangerous, so getting out of your car using the Dutch Reach became social norm. It forces you to position your body in a way so you can see the incoming cyclist before it’s too late. Yes, old habits die hard, just take extra care the next time you’re in bicycle heavy traffic.