Why do car doors lock automatically when driving?

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asked Mar 17, 2019 in Other-Cars/Transportation by 78jaydudet (210 points)
Why do car doors lock automatically when driving?

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answered Mar 17, 2019 by Minty (76,680 points)
Doors on cars are set to automatically lock once you start driving because of safety.

When you get into a wreck and the airbags deploy the door being locked shut is supposed to help absorb the impact of the wreck and save you in the event of a crash.

Still you can be severely injured or killed in a crash even when the doors are locked and shut.

I hate the doors automatically locking as well and wish I could find out how to disable them because when I get into my car and start driving and the doors lock I unlock them right away because I hate being locked into my car in case I need to get out of the car quickly.

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