Are you familiar with the ‘Dutch Reach’? It’s the…

If someone was to say ‘love, don’t forget to use the Dutch Reach’ what would you immediately think of? IAMRoadsmart surveyed 10,000 motorists, and found that 85% of those asked had no idea what a Dutch Reach was, instead perhaps wondering why they were being offered something so lewd. But it’s in the Highway Code!

Under new rules in the updated Highway Code, the Dutch Reach is a law primarily aimed at protecting cyclists, but will also ensure drivers are able to spot vulnerable road users as they drivers open their door to get out of the car. 

The Dutch Reach method is simply using your furthest hand to open the car door as you exit, naturally making your body turn towards the door and increase your chances of spotting an approaching person/motorcycle/cycle. 

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