Engine Start Button Accused of Multiple KillsMarch 8, 2019
The US initiative team has insisted on regulating the use of the engine start button in order to increase the safety of its use. Supporters of this group claim that several deaths have already occurred due to this technology.
So, they note, several people were poisoned by carbon monoxide after they accidentally left the car with the engine running in their garage. This prompted the initiative group to submit to the authorities a draft called the Law on Protecting Americans from the Risks Associated with Keyless Ignition. The appeal was sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The initiators need to make improvements in the software so that the engine is automatically turned off, having worked for a certain time at idle.
“The inexplicable inaction of the NHTSA led to fatal consequences,” says Senator Richard Blumenthal, “we demand from the safety regulator what he should have done almost 8 years ago to protect drivers and their families from injury and death by refining the basic safety standards which will force automakers to eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. “
The exact number of deaths caused by keyless ignition is unknown. According to The New York Times, over the past 10 years, only 28 such incidents have been known.
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