Keyless Ignitions

Keyless ignition deaths: Mounting cases reinforce U.S.-leading threat

By Charles Elmore – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Additional cases coming to light are only reinforcing just how deadly an invisible and odorless threat has proven to be in Palm Beach County, which leads the nation in deaths tied to keyless vehicle ignition systems.

Kansas-based nonprofit group says it has documented seven carbon-monoxide poisoning deaths in Palm Beach County out of 21 nationally linked to keyless cars since 2009. That’s one in three.

Keyless car deaths devastate Palm Beach County as calls for action mount

By Charles Elmore – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Palm Beach County has emerged as by far the nation’s hardest-hit community for deaths linked to keyless vehicle ignition systems, accounting for five of 14 known U.S. fatalities since 2009.

One of Florida’s top elected officials says federal regulations expected this month “have been sitting idle for far too long.”