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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Experts say Keyless Ignitions Increase Risk of Personal Injury and Accidents

 

Like many new car technology features, keyless ignitions were once limited to luxury cars but now are becoming more commonplace in new cars.  But are keyless ignition systems safe?  This feature designed for convenience sake has been blamed for unwanted consequences, including personal injury and even death.

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned about drivers who turn off cars with keyless ignition systems without putting the vehicle in park.  When this occurs, the vehicle can roll after the driver has walked away, posing a safety hazard for anyone nearby.    

 

According to SaferCar.gov, another safety concern is drivers who accidently leave the car running in a closed environment which increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Drivers who are not familiar with how to turn off the car in the event of an emergency could also pose safety hazards. 

 

Experts say the problem may hinge on the fact that old habits are hard to break.  Key fobs do not function the same as traditional metal keys, which cannot be removed from the ignition without the car parked and the vehicle off, according safety experts such as Sean Kane, president of Safety Research & Strategies.   Drivers with the keyless ignition feature can exit the vehicle with the key fob without turning the vehicle off.

 

Since this issue has gotten attention from media, lawmakers and safety experts, some steps have been taken to improve safety features.   For example, some vehicles now have warnings such as audio alerts that are designed to alert drivers that the key fob has been removed from a vehicle that is still running.  However, some critics say this isn’t enough and are pushing for an automatic engine shut off feature.

 

If you have been injured by a faulty product or involved in a car accident and need help with your claim, contact experienced personal injury law attorney John Webb today via email at jwebb@smithwelchlaw.com or call us at 770-389-4864 for a free consultation. 

 

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