More on the cyclist friendly anti “dooring” design solution for motor vehicles

The concept was proposed as a design idea to help reduce the incidence of “dooring” injuries to cyclists: https://safedesign.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/cycling-dooring-hazard-design-is-the-solution-not-penalties/

Taking the design concept further:

Ideally the warning needs to occur a second or two before the door opens.  Thinking about driver behaviour and routines: a car driver parks a car and would typically turn off the engine and remove the key (most cars have a key) before opening the door.  Perhaps then the anti-dooring signal could initiate with the removal of the key, remain on while the door is open and deactivate when it is closed.  A timeout could also be a feature for those cases where people park a car and want to leave the door open (e.g. in their yard, when working on the car, etc).

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About John Culvenor

Hi, Thank you for taking a look at this blog. I work in engineering, ergonomics, creativity, design, training, etc. Often this is about helping solve legal puzzles through accident analysis. Sometimes it is about thinking up better designs for equipment, workplaces, and systems. This blog is about good design and bad design, accident analysis and how it can be done better, and how we can make a better, safer world by design!
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