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“Doored” Toronto cop wants police to track incidents

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When Jeff Taylor was hit by a car door while riding his bike in June, his fall was cushioned by a bulletproof vest.

Unlike the force he has served on for more than 20 years, Taylor thinks police should track the crashes.

On Aug. 8, he sent a strongly worded email to the Toronto Police Services Board, arguing against the force’s policy.

“I believe these incidents should be tracked,” he wrote. “They are a very serious threat to all cyclists.”

Toronto police stopped tracking dooring in 2012 after the provincial government redefined “collisions” as involving vehicles in motion.

Read more: Toronto cop who was ‘doored’ on duty wants police to track incidents



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