Cyclists have reported being “doored” 62 times since November, according to Toronto police, the first public tally of a statistic the force began tracking last year.
“Dooring,” which occurs when a stopped car suddenly opens its door and hits a cyclist, is among the worst fears of urban bike riders. From 2012 until November 2013, Toronto police didn’t track the incidents because of a change in the provincial definition of a “collision.”
After Torstar News Service highlighted the statistical blind spot last year, the chair of the police services board asked the force to start tracking so-called “door prizes” again.
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