NHTSA Leader Questioned on Keyless Ignition Vehicles

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May 21, 2018—A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) official was questioned last week on the agency's inaction to prevent carbon-monoxide deaths from keyless vehicles, reported The New York Times.

Heidi King, a NHTSA  official was challenged at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. She would not commit to following through on a regulation proposed in 2011 to address keyless-vehicle hazards, according to the report.

The 2011 rule would require automakers to install features that alert motorists when a vehicle is turned off.

According to The New York Times, the issue was raised after it was reported that at least 28 people had died of carbon-monoxide poisoning in their homes since 2006 after leaving a keyless vehicle running in a garage.

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