Learn about the Dutch Reach

Among the new laws going into effect in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2019 is the requirement to teach the "Dutch Reach," a method of exiting a car by using your right hand to open the door, and turning your torso to see if anything is coming from behind you.
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Among the new laws going into effect in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2019 is the requirement to teach the "Dutch Reach," a method of exiting a car by using your right hand to open the door, and turning your torso to see if anything is coming from behind you.

Joseph Bustos is the state affairs and politics reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat, where he strives to hold elected officials accountable and provide context to decisions they make. He has won multiple awards from the Illinois Press Association for coverage of sales tax referendums.