i was involved in a crash recently with my car. the car has suicide doors. the safety pins were in use. the rescue crew could not get the doors open from the outside and for some time i could not open them from the inside. if there was a fire or life threatening injury the results due to a delay in access to me could have been tragic. i have a thread going on called rebuilding after the crash pertaining to my car. i thought a separate thread dedicated to this single problem would be helpful to us all. i was using the rockys brand safety pins. its a commonly used part on a lot of suicide door cars. after installation they can be activated electrically through the ignition key or manually. mine were manual. the first thing the safety crew does is cut the power rendering the switch useless. in my crash my arms were not working for a while so i could not operate the pins manually. if i had electric powered ones that would not have helped either because i couldn't reach a switch to activate them. there has to be some way to operate the safety pins manually from the outside. any ideas out there short of having knobs on the outside of the car? there are a lot of cars out there running suicide doors that could benefit from a solution.