what is car dooring?
Car dooring is defined as “vehicle door opened or closed negligently” this is where doors are opened by passengers or drivers that can result in cyclists or pedestrians being hit, as they easily fail to check over their shoulders for vulnerable road users.
The latest government figures reveal that Dooring had caused 490 casualties in 2016, of these, 429 were slight injuries and 60 were serious injuries with one person dying in a dooring incident. It is noted that these figures only include reported accidents where police officers attended the scene, meaning that there is likely to be more unreported incidents that aren’t recorded in the official figures.
about safety shield door assist
The Safety Shield Door Assist system was designed to warn passengers from opening the door if oncoming objects such as cyclists, vehicles or pedestrians are detected - thus avoiding fatal accidents.
• Active when the vehicle is under 10mph or stationary
• Incorporates 4 warning lights for driver and passengers (A & B post)