Illinois to start tracking bicycle ‘dooring’ collisions
From the Chicago Trib:
Quinn sought the change after reading a March 21 Chicago Tribune story. The article reported on a long-standing IDOT policy to exclude dooring crashes from annual state traffic accident statistics because the motor vehicles involved in such collisions are not moving.
I don’t know if Florida even has a policy one way or the other.
IDOT officials expressed concerns that such a requirement would burden police with additional paperwork and that there were few complaints from the public about doorings.
Uhhhmm. So which is it?
“We hope to use the data to obtain funding for education safety so drivers as well as bicyclists know what the risks are and what the factors are to create safer roadways,” said Dan Persky, director of education at the alliance.
Talk to me! I know how to avoid getting doored.