Are automatically locking doors dangerous in the event of an accident?

My Kia Sportage doors automatically lock once moving. The doors unlock when the engine stops and key removed. Would this not prove dangerous if in an accident and driver and passengers needed rescuing?

Asked on 28 March 2017 by emjayel

Answered by Honest John
No, because then the doors would unlock. Almost every car on the road has the same system of anti-hijack locking. If you are worried, you can buy an accessory hammer to break a window. It also comes with an enclosed blade for severing safety belts when people are trapped.
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