I wouldn't worry about the "suicide door" at curbside. If you are right-handed, it may even be more convenient to open the door with your left hand while carrying something in your right hand.
I think the idea of "suicide doors" is for street-side doors. If you are parallel parked on a city street, and a passing car hits your opening door as you try to enter or exit, a front-hinged door will rip away. A rear-hinged door, on the other hand, will slam onto you and possibly take you out at the knees and neck.
The other problem with rear-hinged door is if they are not latched, they will fly open when going down the road instead of being pressed closed. In the early days before seat belts, an open door was an invitation to fall out.