Arizona Revised Statute 28-905

Compare and contrast – the Law vs Tuscon police understanding.

ARS Title 28 – 905 says:

A person shall not open a door on a motor vehicle unless it is reasonably safe to do so and can be done without interfering with the movement of other traffic. A person shall not leave a door open on a side of a motor vehicle exposed to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload a passenger.

Erik Ryberg, aka the Tuscon Bike Lawyer reviewed a police report of a cyclist who was doored and badly injured:

The officer noted that the cyclist’s inattention was the cause of the collision. The driver, by contrast, was recorded as having “taken no inappropriate action.”

Discuss.

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