Reverse Dooring Narrowly Averted on Busy Market Street – Drivers Need to Pull Over to Let Passengers Out

Generally speaking, people inside cars are held at fault when they open up doors without checking and harm results

The DMV calls this rule “Opening and Closing Doors”

“22517.  No person shall open the door of a vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless it is reasonably safe to do so and can be done without interfering with the movement of such traffic…”

Which is fine, but moving traffic can come by both sides of a parked car. See?

Another Market Street dooring narrowly averted – the cyclist in front almost collided with the right rear passenger door when it flew open expectantly:

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So I don’t know, I think I’d tell my passengers to look out before I dropped them off for them to drop their money at our shopping malls.

And I’d pull all the way over to minimize this concern in the first place.

Anyway, the next time this law gets rewritten, let’s write it more better…

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3 Responses to “Reverse Dooring Narrowly Averted on Busy Market Street – Drivers Need to Pull Over to Let Passengers Out”

  1. Juan says:

    Look up at the “no stopping any time” sign if you are looking for a traffic violation in this pic. I’m pretty sure that means you can’t load or unload passengers on that curb. I was doored recently in a similar situation, not fun.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    I’m not sure. A lot of these cars spend a lot of time just sitting around anyway.

    I hyperextended a passenger door in front of the Juicy Coutour once, but I was going slow. I guess it was kind of a dooring. That’s better than hitting the edge of a door when it’s open just a bit. Ouch

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