Heidi King, a top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was challenged at a Senate hearing by Senator Richard Blumenthal over the agency’s inaction to prevent carbon-monoxide deaths from keyless vehicles, stating that it should be treated as a design flaw and to complete the law-making process.
A regulation proposed in 2011 to address keyless-vehicle hazards would force automakers to install features that assertively alert motorists that a vehicle has not been turned off.
Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut and Senator Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, sent a letter to Ms. King on Monday demanding that the agency complete action on the rule and begin to enforce it. “N.H.T.S.A.’s inaction clearly has produced fatal consequences,” the letter read. “This problem has not been solved by voluntary industry measures.”
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