Danger at the door - Toronto Star Touch

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By Ben Spurr, Toronto Star, March 10, 2017

Dooring — a crash caused when a driver opens a car door into a cyclist’s path — increased 58.3% over two years, says advocacy group Cycle Toronto Ben Spurr. Urban cyclists live in constant fear of it: the click of a car door opening just as they ride by, followed by an impact that sends them hurtling off their bike and into the street.

According to statistics obtained by bike advocacy group Cycle Toronto, incidents of “dooring” are on the rise.Data provided to the group by the Toronto police show that last year there were 209 collisions caused by dooring.

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