Bill To Stop Keyless Ignitions From Killing Drivers Likely To Pass Or Force NHTSA To Act

The push-button starter that allows drivers to keep their key-fobs in their pockets is a popular feature with consumers. The flaw in the technology though is that engines can be so quiet these days, especially with hybrid vehicles, that drivers park their vehicles in a garage attached to the house, and forget to push the starter button off.

Dozens of people in the U.S. have died because as the engine continues to run, the carbon monoxide gets into the house through an air duct and asphyxiates the people inside.