Archive For The “door prize” Category

“Doored” Toronto cop wants police to track incidents

By | September 3, 2013

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 [...]

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“Doored” Toronto cop wants police to track incidents

By | September 3, 2013

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 [...]

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Website aims to do what police won’t: record ‘dooring’ accidents

By | August 8, 2013

UPDATE: The website is http://www.doored.ca/ It’s called a “door prize” but it’s not one any Toronto cyclist wants to get. It’s when the door of parked or stopped car opens and hits a cyclist riding by. Police no longer keep track of the number of ‘doorings’ that happen in Ontario since a 2012 change in the [...]

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Toronto police wont track dooring until they’re ordered

By | August 7, 2013

This is disappointing to say the least. The police *know* that cyclists are getting hurt, but are refusing to record the data that could lead to helping reduce these kinds of collisions? Police say they won’t start tracking how many cyclists are “doored” by cars until the police board orders them to do so, a [...]

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VIDEO: Police Board Chairs wants “Doorings” tracked again

By | August 7, 2013

A pretty decent story from CityNews about the push for police to start tracking dooring incidents again. Well, except for the word “wamts” in the title. Proofread please, Citynews. Special appearance by Yvonne Bambrick.  Great job Yvonne!  

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VIDEO: Police Board Chairs wants “Doorings” tracked again

By | August 7, 2013

A pretty decent story from CityNews about the push for police to start tracking dooring incidents again. Well, except for the word “wamts” in the title. Proofread please, Citynews. Special appearance by Yvonne Bambrick.  Great job Yvonne!  

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Police board wants Toronto cops to review ‘dooring’ policy

By | August 6, 2013

Well, this is good news.  The slow wheels of the bureaucracy are moving… but it still begs the question of why tracking dooring data was stopped in the first place.  Surely the Toronto Police Services Board approved that change as well? The chair of the Toronto Police Services Board wants the force to track how [...]

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Police board wants Toronto cops to review ‘dooring’ policy

By | August 6, 2013

Well, this is good news.  The slow wheels of the bureaucracy are moving… but it still begs the question of why tracking dooring data was stopped in the first place.  Surely the Toronto Police Services Board approved that change as well? The chair of the Toronto Police Services Board wants the force to track how [...]

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Toronto Police and CAA Launch “Watch for Bikes” Campaign

By | June 13, 2011

  This morning, the Toronto Police Service and the South Central Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Automobile Association launched their annual “Watch for Bikes” sticker campaign (PDF): So far this year in Toronto, 106 cyclists have been involved in car−bike collisions and 40 charges of “Open Vehicle Door Improperly” have been laid. In 2010, there [...]

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Look before you leave.

By | August 30, 2010

Remember these ads from Sweet Pete’s back in 2007? I don’t.  I just saw it for the first time.  Ingenious!
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