Literally the term means “the way people open a car door in the Netherlands.” Called the Dutch Reach in English, it’s the name of a simple maneuvre that, if widely adopted by motorists, could put an end to “dooring,” when a cyclist is knocked off their bike by an opening car door. Originating some 50 years ago in the Netherlands, the Dutch Reach is a method of opening a car door with the hand far from the handle. This means motorists are forced to turn their body towards the door, allowing them to look over their shoulder to see whether a cyclist — or motorcyclist — is coming. In the Netherlands it is taught to children both in school and by their parents, as well as being a required section of the driving test.
Nǐ zhīdào hélán shì kāi chēmén ma?
Do you know the Dutch Reach?
Zhīdào。Jiǎndān shuō, zài shēnzhèn kāichē, jìushì sījī xiàchē qiān yòng yòushǒu tuīkāi chēmén, zhèyàng tā jìu huì nǐu guò tóu kàn hòubiān。
Yes. To put it simply, those who drive in Shenzhen should open a car door with their right hand so that they would turn their head and look back for people coming their way.