As of 21 Sep, 2020, anyone opening the door of a parked car when it is not reasonably safe to do so, known as “dooring,” will face a fine of $368. This is 4 times the previous amount of only $81
“Dooring can cause serious injury, and the new fine reflects that,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “But it is preventable, which is why we are also investing in public education. We want to make sure everyone who uses the roads does so safely.
“With cycling and other modes of active transportation becoming more popular, it’s important to have the right policies in place for people to safely commute and get around in our province,” said Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA for Vancouver-West End. “Dooring can kill or severely injure a person. Making the offence of dooring equivalent to distracted driving and excessive speeding offences in terms of the fine is another necessary step to help keep our most vulnerable road users safe.”
Further information can be found on the Gov.BC website at … https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020TRAN0113-001350