WASHINGTON — Consumer Reports, the independent, non-profit member organization, proudly endorsed S. 543/H.R. 3145, the PARK IT Act. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), would protect consumers from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and vehicle rollaways associated with keyless ignition technology in vehicles.
William Wallace, manager of safety policy for Consumer Reports, said, “The technology is available to prevent rollaways and reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, and the PARK IT Act will help ensure new cars with keyless ignitions come with it. No one should die because of poorly designed controls or because they’re rushing and simply forget to push a button.”
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