Auto Safety: At the foundation of the House infrastructure bill

July 1, 2020

Cathy Chase, Joan Claybrook, Jason Levine and William Wallace, Opinion Contributor June 30, 2020 This spring, despite the entire country essentially being locked down or working from home and rush hour traffic becoming a distant memory, the long-standing public health crisis of auto fatalities remained. In fact, even with far fewer vehicles on the road, car […]

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MARBLEHEAD WOMAN TURNING GRIEF OVER HER PARENTS’ DEATH INTO ACTION

January 15, 2020

Susan C. Livingston has endured the tragic death of her parents in May due to carbon monoxide poisoning from their car’s keyless ignition. (Olivia Falcigno) BY THOR JOURGENSEN| January 14, 2020 MARBLEHEAD — Susan C. Livingston turned her grief over her parents’ deaths last May into advocacy by working with longtime friend and state Rep. Lori Ehrlich […]

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Childproofing Your Ride

October 9, 2019

Your car may feel like a second home, especially if you spend lots of time shuffling kids from school to activities and more. But the fact is, your car is statistically one of the most dangerous places your child can be. These are some of the most important safety tips set forth by  KidsAndCars.org In […]

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State warns deaf community about keyless ignitions

July 18, 2019

by Garrett Wymer Wednesday, July 17th 2019 LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – Advocates in Kentucky are urging the deaf community to know about the potential dangers of keyless ignition vehicles after a Lexington woman died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning earlier this month. Friends tell us Connie Dotson died when she accidentally left her car with […]

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His keyless car killed him while he slept. New legislation could save others

June 14, 2019

Jamie L. LaReau, Detroit Free PressPublished 7:30 a.m. ET June 14, 2019 | Updated 11:26 a.m. ET June 14, 2019 Patricia M. Fish and Russell Fish were married 46 years when he died in his home by carbon monoxide poisoning from his Toyota Forerunner inadvertently left running in the attached garage. (Photo: Lynn Ann Gordon) Pennsylvanian Russell […]

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Toyota Plans to Deploy Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic Park Features to Vehicle Line Up

June 12, 2019 PLANO, Texas (June 12, 2019) –Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today announces two feature updates to its vehicle line up – Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic Park. Each feature represents Toyota’s relentless commitment to continuous improvement. Automatic Engine Shut Off Starting with most Model Year 2020 vehicles, Toyota will provide additional features […]

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Toyota Has the Most Keyless Ignition Related Deaths, But Takes no Action

June 7, 2019

Posted on Friday, Jun 7th, 2019 Last month, Dr. Sherry Hood Penney, 81, and Dr. James Livingston, 88, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The couple had inadvertently left their keyless ignition 2017 Toyota Avalon running in the attached garage of their Sarasota condo. The car ran until it was out of gas and its battery […]

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Are keyless ignitions putting you at risk?

May 20, 2019

Updated: 7:15 PM EDT May 16, 2019 Play Video CENTRAL FLORIDA, Fla. — Could a convenient feature in new cars be putting you and your family at risk?This year, 91 percent of new cars will have a keyless ignition. The push button start is now responsible for more carbon monoxide deaths in Florida than anywhere […]

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Pet cat credited with saving Deltona couple from carbon monoxide poisoning

March 6, 2019

1.9KShares A couple spent hours in their home being sicked by carbon monoxide after accidentally leaving their car running in the garage. Paul and Leona Jones went out for an early dinner Wednesday evening and came home in the middle of a rainstorm. They said they just wanted to get into the garage, close the […]

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Blumenthal announces legislation to protect against CO and rollaway risk raised by keyless cars

February 25, 2019

By U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal’s office        WASHINGTON, CT – On Friday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced introduction of the Protecting Americans from the Risks of Keyless Ignition Technology (PARK IT) Act to protect consumers from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and vehicle rollaways associated with keyless ignition technology in vehicles. The PARK IT […]

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