Richard Masoner from Cyclelicious has been tracking down the dooring laws in each state and this is a map of what he found:
I thought it was really interesting to find that New Jersey was on the list for no dooring laws. A glaring red NJ. I did a quick search on The Google to see if I could come up with anything, but I came up short. I’ve been nearly doored on a quite few occasions on my bike, and it can be really scary! A rare rage builds up inside of me for a few short seconds until the cool air brings me down.
It’s very important for drivers to be aware that they should be checking twice in their mirror and through their window for bicyclists, and as bicyclists we should do our best to maintain a safe distance from the car doors and stay alert!
Are you green or red? Do you have laws against dooring in your state?