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April 2011 Archives

"Dooring" Bicycle Accidents Now Being Recorded in Illinois

Effective this past Monday, Illinois is now tracking deadly "dooring" accidents occurring across the state. "Dooring" accidents, or getting "doored," are terms that cyclists coined for bicycle accidents occurring when a parked motorist carelessly opens their car door into the bike lane, making contact with the cyclist or the bicycle itself. Such accidents are common in crowded, bike-heavy metros such as Chicago.

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