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DOOR. The place of usual entrance in a house, or into a room in the house.
     2. To authorize the breach of an outer door in order to serve process, the process must be of a criminal nature; and even then a demand of admittance must first have been refused. 5 Co. 93; 4 Leon. 41; T. Jones, 234; 1 N. H. Rep. 346; 10 John. 263; 1 Root, 83 , 134; 21 Pick. R. 156. The outer door may also be broken open for the purpose of executing a writ of habere facias. 5 Co. 93; Bac. Ab. Sheriff, N. 3.
     3. An outer door cannot in general be broken for the purpose of serving civil process; 13 Mass. 520; but after the defendant has been arrested, and he takes refuge in his own house, the officer may justify breaking an outer door to take him. Foster, 320; 1 Roll. R. 138; Cro. Jac. 555.; 10 Wend. 300; 6 Hill, N. Y. Rep. 597. When once an officer is in the house, he may break open an inner door to make an arrest. Kirby, 386 5 John. 352; 17 John. 127, See 1 Toull. n. 214, p. 88.

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Cycling UK chief executive Paul Tuohytold Gloucestershire Live: "Some people seem to see car dooring as a bit of a joke, but it's not and can have serious consequences.
Cycling UK says not all car dooring incidents will be attended by police, so the charity has written to transport minister Jesse Norman calling for a public awareness campaign urging all car occupants, not just drivers, to look before opening vehicle doors.
One of the ways the charity suggests could prevent injuries through dooring is the 'dutch reach', where people leaving a vehicle reach over and use the non-door side hand to open the door.
"Dooring" laws were not created until after cars became widespread.
Data on dooring is limited, but in some cities in the United States it appears to be a major contributor to bicyclist crashes, accounting for twenty percent or more of bicyclist crashes.
Adequately sized bike lanes help reduce these "dooring" incidents, and the city is always looking for opportunities to provide a 1.5-meter (5-foot) bike lane adjacent to parking.