Children should be taught how to safely open car doors, says father of cyclist killed in 'dooring' incident

Jeff Boulton calls on the government to start teaching children the Dutch Reach

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All children should be taught how to safely open car doors according to the family of a cyclist who died after being knocked into the path of a van by a door opened by a taxi passenger.

Sam Boulton died on July 27, 2017 after Mandy Chapple, the passenger of a taxi, opened the door into his path without looking, knocking Mr Boulton into the path of traffic. He was then hit by a van driven by Nigel Ingram, who was found to be over the drink drive limit.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.