People in Netherlands still use bicycles whenever possible and it is one of the preferred mode of transportation.
So you might be wondering what the cyclists have to do with the changing of drivers’ habits, right.
Here’s the thing, it is common for a driver to use his left hand to open the door as it is closer to the door. But, sometimes they forget to see the people behind them and open the door, the cyclists who are unaware end up hitting the door.
These are not just assumptions but facts. According to estimates around twenty percent of all bicycle accidents are caused by this negligence. In fact they even have a name for such accidents and it is called ‘Dooring.’
So the drivers are advised to use their right hand which forces them to move their body which also allows to have a look behind them by which they will be alerted.