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Driver side motion detector door locker thingy

device that prevent you from opening your door into moving traffic
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This one is more for cyclists like me who get nervous every time you ride past a parked car, and you wondering whether there's a driver inside about to open his door onto you.

The "Driver side motion detector door locker thingy" (tm) is installed in the car (now this is stretching it a bit, because for this to work, every car would need to have one). It comes with a radar motion detector that senses traffic coming from the drivers side, and locks the door. The driver then has to override the locking action, making him aware of his surroundings, thus looking before he opens the door.

energy guy, Mar 30 2005

A Right Little Goer!..... http://www.ueberset...der2/nimbus2000.jpg
.....and a very pleasant ride! [gnomethang, Mar 31 2005]

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       But then I'd have to carry a broomstick.
bristolz, Mar 31 2005

energy guy, Mar 31 2005

       Have to hit those bicyclists with something.
bristolz, Mar 31 2005

       Why don't you just have the door locking mechanism tied to the rear bumper object sensors that manufacturers such as Ford are building into the rear bumbers so that myopic soccer moms can reverse their land yacht without running over Fluffy.
natewill, Mar 31 2005

       Or Fluffy's owner.
bristolz, Mar 31 2005

       //The driver then has to override the locking action, making him aware of his surroundings, thus looking before he opens the door// My cycle is fitted with a compressed-air foghorn. I find this usually focusses the attention of distracted drivers. Failing that, there is a three pound lump hammer in the saddlebag.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 31 2005

       The best way to make sure their attention is on you is simple.
Step 1: Set your bike on fire.
Step 2: Have one of those big orange flags on back.
Step 3: Have your entourage of dancers sing The Dead Kennedys' "I Kill Children" instead of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline."
Step 4: Profit.
AfroAssault, Mar 31 2005

       //step 4: profit.// Without any underpants? I don't see how.
ato_de, Mar 31 2005

       On the up side, this sounds good for drivers who get nervous every time a bicyclist nears them or their cars.
bristolz, Mar 31 2005

       Definite bun. [Awol] do you use the foghorn and lumphammer pre- emptively, or only after you've been doored?
Basepair, Mar 31 2005

       Be careful of hitting them with that, [bz]. If it breaks, you'll be stuck walking home.
half, Mar 31 2005

       I Wish, I Wish, I Wish. I Wish i could give more than one bun.
RBStimers, Mar 31 2005

       I still have my car, though [half].
bristolz, Mar 31 2005

       and a bicycle.
brodie, Mar 31 2005

       Well, yes, that too.
bristolz, Mar 31 2005

       Oh, yes, of course. Silly me, I just never imagined you using alternative modes of transportation.
half, Mar 31 2005

       Some sticks are quite pleasant to ride.
bristolz, Mar 31 2005

       That's what I hear.
half, Mar 31 2005

       [basepair] The foghorn is for pre-emption, the lump hammer for straightening out the frame if the foghorn fails.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Apr 01 2005

       //If it breaks, you'll be stuck walking home.//
Reminds me of the cleaning woman (CLEANING WOMAN?!) at my former place of employment where I worked with my brother. She was a complete bitch and everyone hated her. One day, whilst being particularly witchy, my brother walked past her mid-sweep with a broom.
BrotherAssault: "Is that your ride?"
God, she hated him even more after that.
AfroAssault, Apr 01 2005


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