Deadly Convenience: Keyless Cars and Their Carbon Monoxide Toll

With no standard in place for alerts or other features that would address the problems of keyless vehicles left running in confined spaces, the traffic safety administration has said repeatedly that it is convinced that automakers intend to meet the Society of Automotive Engineers’ recommended practices. And some do.

But it can be difficult to determine with precision what measures automakers have taken on their own – even when they are asked directly.

“You can’t trust car corporations to police themselves,” said John Uustal, a Florida-based lawyer involved in two keyless ignition cases. “There’s no adequate punishment.”

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