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Do we have a collection of half a dozen or more people who were killed or injured by being doored? What was the consequence for the person who opened the door?

If we can collate half a dozen of these stories, it would make the legislation a lot easier to pass

"I've read through much of what passes for important legislative initiatives on this session's docket and may have stumbled on the one bill that epitomizes all that's wrong with Richmond."

#whatisthisIdonteven

THIS is the epitome of bad legislation? I don't think "wrong" means what you think it means, lady, and I seriously doubt you've read ANY of the pending legislation if this is the example you're going to go with.

"OMD, you guys invented motor vehicles! In which seat do you rape your slaves?"

A+

"OMD?"

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark?

I do think laws are not a sufficient condition and barely a necessary one to create a culture of safety.

I mean, how many people in Maryland and DC are actually consciously aware of dooring laws and alter their behavior accordingly?

(vice those that alter their behavor because they don't want to be a**holes - in all jurisdictions in the DC Metro area)

Can't say it often enough. Take the lane. Just take it. It will save you from this kind of stuff.

Of course, then drivers will start honking at you more. But that just means they see you and have to go around you.

"OMD?"

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark?

Oh My Deity!

Jefferson was a Deist.

David, did you happen to read some of the article comments? Like how the "spandex mafia" is at it again?

Yep, the "spandex mafia": coz name calling is best when the actual facts are against you.

Kolohe: it's all about who pays. No it won't change behavior, but at least the a-hole has to cover the medical expenses.

" I would note that 45 other states have a similar law on the books."

Can you list out the five states besides Virginia without a dooring law. I surveyed American dooring laws and can't find it on the books for ten states. Besides Virginia, they are Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, so if anybody knows different for those states I'd love to hear about it.

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