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