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Illinois to Track Dooring Collisions

Illinois to start tracking bicycle ‘dooring’ collisions

The Chicago Tribune reports that Illinois will begin tracking dooring incidents:

The new rules, which officials said will be announced Monday and take effect immediately, require police departments across the state to record “dooring” accidents on Illinois traffic crash forms.

The dooring data will be incorporated into annual traffic accident summaries compiled by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Officials described the policy shift as a starting point to help reduce dooring crashes, which can result in injuries and deaths.

This is an overdue decision since roadway improvement decisions are often justified based on collected crash data. Doorings are a legitimate crash type that can be avoided through good engineering (or encouraged by by poor engineering).

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