Monday, February 2, 2015

Personal Protection Tip - Disable Vehicle Auto-Unlock Feature

Personal Protection Tip - Disable Vehicle Auto-Unlock Feature
Some vehicles are configured by default from the manufacturer to automatically unlock its doors whenever the vehicle is put into Park. Presumably, it is done as a convenience feature.
After all, the task of unlocking your vehicle's doors is a step that can be automatically eliminated with technology. However, this feature in some circumstances could put you at risk.
In some circumstances, you may not be ready to exit the vehicle. For example, you might be stuck in heavy and non-moving traffic, or waiting at a railroad crossing, or waiting for a passenger while parked in his driveway.
At any time your vehicle is not moving and is stationary, a predator could quickly run up to your car and attempt to snatch you out of it in a carjacking attempt.
Moreover, you might be entering either a gas station or a huge commercial parking lot - both are high crime locations. As such, you should survey your surroundings before making the conscious decision to unlock your door.
From a safety and personal protection perspective, you should read your operator's guide to learn how to disable the auto door unlock feature.
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