[*BCM*] Dooring etiquette
cstandley at rcn.com
Thu Jul 31 00:09:13 EDT 2008
Motorists should always "look before they open" and cyclists should
always ride outside
of the door zone when passing cars.
I think your reaction to the accident was due to adrenaline, after an
accident you often want to
just get on riding and put it behind you.
Aaron D. Ball wrote:
>So I got doored on my way home tonight. No injuries, headlight was in
>pieces but went back together OK. I dodged and braked and dropped the
>bike and yelled "fuck" while I was in the air.
>The guy was quite apologetic. I was weirdly nice to him, completely
>not angry, just told him I was OK, asked him to watch out next time
>and wished him a good night.
>I came away with the feeling that I should have been more pissed off,
>or at least should have acted more serious so he'd be more likely to
>remember the incident and mend his wicked ways.
>What do people do in the event of accidents that are bad enough that
>you go down, but that aren't bad enough for cops and ambulances? In
>retrospect it seems at least exchanging contact info would have been
>wise, in case a problem turned up later.
>I hesitate to flood the list again so soon after the Seattle drama, so
>if this is another hot-button issue, feel free to write to me and I'll
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