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Technology can be Dangerous-Beware of Keyless Ignitions

Updated on March 10, 2012

Driving with Technology like for example, keyless ignitions can be handy in all of our very busy lives.

This past week there have been Deaths. People thought they had turned off their cars off but they hadn't. This happened in Boca Point,Florida.

They died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

As Florida police impounded their Toyota with it's keyless ignition, Adele and Mort Victor didn't have to pay the ultimate price of just driving their car. When I read this I thought of one of my close friends at work, "Oh no, I have to tell my friends about this!" So here I am writing a hub about this, because I think each and every one of you on HubPages are my friend. That's just how I am. I feel like we are a Community, and ya have to sound the alarm sometimes,even though you are up against Toyota and other manufacturers.

And another lady, Mrs. Mary Rivera, barely escaped death even though her husband died of the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.This was in Long Island,N.Y. 2009. Actually her own brother saved her life because he couldn't get in touch with her on the phone. She said that she was used to her car and drove it all the time,but she Mrs. Rivera said she THOUGHT she had turned the car OFF.

Over 150 car models now have the Keyless Start.

Some Manufacturers say that they have an alarm to warn the driver if he or she leaves the car without shutting it completely off. I sometimes get the New Car Fever, and I see a lot of new cars, and I haven't seen this option, but then again, I did not know about this either. But how much ya want to bet I will ask about it next time I look at new cars.

There have been 6 deaths involving push-button starters, and this is from the Center for Auto Safety's executive director Clarence Ditlow. Someone asked him if it was the drivers fault. He said Yes, but it is so easy to forget.

We need to go back to the Drawing Board as we used to say in the old days, to reduce the danger, to adjust the starter, or just go back to KEYS.


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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      WE normally buy used cars, so I was not even aware of keyless ignitions. We will certainly think about this danger if we ever do see such an ignition in a car we are considering.

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      Dee42 5 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

      Thanks for reading my hub,WannaB Writer. Yes, I did not know either,and I have a 'Smart Key' but I even worry about it, because when my husband drives, and the smart key thingy is in my purse, what if someone got in the driver's seat, and took off with me in it?!! uh. See, he is in the store and no key is in the slot. I have the key in my purse. Haha I wonder if anyone else wonders about this? If I was looking for another car, I would use a regular key ignitions. I think what ever you feel safe and comfortable with.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I guess I don't see the point of a keyless ignition in the first place. Wouldn't this make a car easier to steal? I thought that was the whole point of a key. I'm sure these systems (which, as I said, I know nothing about, must have some sort of security to prevent theft.)

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      Dee42 5 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

      Amen, WannB Writer! That's what I was thinking. I guess they were thinking 'convenience', but the thought of people stealing your car especially with you right beside them...uh!! What a nightmare.

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