A car door can cause terrible injuries if it opens into the path of someone riding.
That’s why we’re asking drivers and bike riders to think of the impact.
Look before opening your door
When getting out of your car always check behind for people on bikes.
Remember a bike rider may need to take the lane to avoid the car door zone, so please be patient and only pass if it is safe. Allow at least a metre (if travelling over 60km/h allow at least 1.5 metres).
You can be fined $319 and lose 2 demerit points if you pass too close to someone riding.
Ride wide of the door zone
This may mean riding in the middle of a lane – but it’s better to hold up traffic for a few seconds than risk serious injury.
Scroll down to read more about the road rules and definitions when riding on bike lanes and shoulder lanes.
Learn more about rider positioning at our free Cycling in the City course.
A reminder for your car or bike
These small stickers provide a reminder for your car or bike. Complete the form below to order a set.