dandrewk wrote:It's a safety feature to prevent you from exiting the car when in "L", unless you are crazy/suicidal to attempt exiting a moving car.
Making customers safer by endangering them? No, in fact it is clear that this is not the intent of this 'feature', because drivers are already prevented from exiting the vehicle while in L:
1. The car doors are automatically locked, until you shift into P.
2. Even if you try to defeat this safety precaution by using the door unlock button in the car, there is another precaution right behind it. If you do manage to open the driver door while in L or D, the parking brake is immediately engaged and the car shifts to P automatically.
AFAIK, GM has not told us the reason for the idiotic and dangerous enabling of creep when the driver's belt is unfastened. My best guess is that it is an intentional driver annoyance, designed to remind/compel us to buckle up promptly and remain buckled. It probably is somewhat effective in accomplishing that goal, but at the expense of irritating customers and some added risk of very low speed collisions with objects and pedestrians.