The majority of high severity incidents (deaths and serious injuries) associated with ‘dooring’ is a result of a secondary crash. This is where the initial strike from the door knocks the cyclists into the path of an adjacent vehicle in a traffic lane.  

VicRoads, working with Safe System Solutions, has developed a developed a guidance document on treating bicycle car dooring collisions. Check it out here:–vicroads-guidance-on-treating-bicycle-car-dooring-collisions.ashx