doorer noun a person who causes a cyclist to come off their bike by opening a car door, i.e. by ‘dooring’ them
A new word has been coined in the Big Apple to cover an increasingly common cause of death or injury — doorers. That means someone opens the door of a stationary motor vehicle and sends a cyclist flying in to the path of a passing car or bus usually with dire consequences.
[www.northjersey.com 05 Oct 2012]
light quadricycle noun a two-seater car with a top speed of 28 mph that 16-year-olds will be able to drive
The Aixam Coupe S looks like a compact city car but is in fact a ‘light quadricycle’ which can be driven with a moped licence from the age of 16 – and it comes with a hefty price tag of £9,999.
[www.dailymail.co.uk 13 Nov 2012]
SMIDSY abbreviation standing for ‘sorry, mate I didn’t see you’, this refers to an accident caused by a driver’s failure to see another road user, especially a cyclist or motorcyclist
Was this Britain’s earliest SMIDSY?
SMIDSY is clearly nothing new. Drivers have been saying ‘sorry, mate, I didn’t see you,’ from the earliest days of motoring.
Although as the first drivers were all toffs, they probably never said sorry when they ran over the rural poor.
[http://quickrelease.tv 31 Oct 2012]