Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 15:40:10 -0600
From: Terje Johan Abrahamsen <>
Subject: Re: Automatically locking doors?

>"Francis J. Coviello" <> wrote in >message news:%M7k8.39$ >> Can someone tell me why the doors to cars in general dont automatically >lock >> anymore? Almost every car I've had in the past has had door locks that >> engage either when the vehicle begins to move or when it is shifted into >> drive. Was there a reason this was discontinued or is it just the vehicles >> I've seen that do not have it anymore? Its strange as I had always >> considered it a good safety feature. It is basically only american cars that do so. In Europe and Japan people would help eachother after an accident, not rob eachother as one may experience in the US. So, if you have switched from American cars to European cars, this will be a feature of the past.

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