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You have probably already seen this technique when learning to drive. But its application is a little less common. This is the “Dutch handle” method. The latter consists of opening your door with the opposite hand, furthest from the door.
This forces you to turn around to check that no other user, such as a cyclist or a motorcyclist, is approaching you when the door opens. A safety technique, which could soon be included in the Highway Code of each member country of the European Union.
The goal is to limit the number of injuries among the most vulnerable users. This therefore particularly concerns cyclists and moped riders, while the use of these means of mobility is growing.
A technique already taught in the Netherlands
As its name suggests, this technique is already taught in the Netherlands. A country in which the use of bicycles, in particular, is particularly developed. This can avoid many dangerous situations.
A method which therefore seems to convince the authorities of the European Union. Remember that the latter have decided to accelerate changes related to driving licenses. Measures linked to SUVs, speed and even alcohol were put forward.
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To sum up
The European Union authorities would like to generalize the use of the “Dutch handle”. A way to protect the most vulnerable users when opening a door. This could be adopted in all member countries.
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