Re: Automatic Unlock on Front Doors
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owequitit wrote: As for pulling the door open and falling out, it is true that such a system WOULD allow that in theory. In practice though, the amount of aerodynamic force above anything about 20MPH will make that largely unlikely due to the surface area of the door trying to open. A strong person could likely open it a little, but even they are unlikely to be able to hold it open far enough, long enough for a person to fit through the door.
That is true, if driving straight. However, in a turn, depending on direction and which door, at 20 mph or even higher is enough to swing the door open as well, and bring the passenger out with it, especially if it is a small child pulling on the handle without seatbelt? Anyway people should never put children in the front seat anyway but many people I know do it. Even in the back seat there are plenty of cases children falling out because they don't use the child lock.