The “doughnuts hole” in your car may be a problem that’s only getting worse.
The number of people who die from crashes involving the problem has tripled in the past five years.
In fact, according to a new report, almost one in three fatal crashes in the United States involve a vehicle that has been left unattended.
The study, published in the journal Transportation Research Part B, was conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois, the University at Albany, the American Association of Government Employees and the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Buffalo.
The study, which analyzed crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), found that nearly half of all crashes involving cars that had been left parked for extended periods of time had an ignition system that could not be shut off.
The researchers also found that about 30 percent of all fatal crashes involved a vehicle in which a fuel filter was not properly removed, according a press release from the study’s lead author, Matthew J. Hagerty, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University College London.
Hagerty’s findings come at a time when people are trying to avoid leaving their vehicles unattended, especially if it’s their own, according the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
The agency has mandated that every vehicle that’s left unattached must be equipped with a fuel filtering system.
“We’re in a period where people are really worried about safety,” said Hagery.
“The number of deaths from these crashes has gone up.”
In the last five years, there have been more than 700 fatal crashes involving vehicles left unattatched, according Hagerie.
That’s a 38 percent increase.
In addition to that, there has been an increase in the number of vehicles that have been left at the scene.
According to the NHTSA, about two-thirds of the crashes involving unattended vehicles in the last decade involved an “emergency vehicle.”
These are vehicles that are in a state of emergency, such as a major disaster, a natural disaster, an act of terrorism or an emergency.
Some of the most recent cases of these “emerging emergencies” were the fatal collisions of two trucks carrying drugs on the interstate.
In those crashes, the trucks were found parked at the bottom of the median, and the drivers did not have their headlights on.
The vehicles were left unattributed for over three hours, according Toews, who added that they should be considered emergency vehicles.
Despite these findings, the majority of crash fatalities involve cars that were left in a carport.
In the last 10 years, about 60 percent of the fatalities involved cars that stayed in carports, according NHTB.
While Hagerys findings are encouraging, he said that many people don’t know that they can have an ignition-resetting fuel filter removed.
NHTB’s Safety Checklist for Automotive Parts states that when a fuel control unit is installed in a vehicle, it must be removed within 30 seconds of being activated.
This could be accomplished by removing the fuel filter, turning the ignition off and leaving the vehicle unattended until the fuel system can be shut down.
According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, this is the quickest way to prevent an ignition issue.
However, some car owners say they still have to install the fuel filters.
According in the NHDB, the fuel filtering on some models of vehicles has been replaced with the newer, more fuel-efficient fuel filter from Ford.
In some cases, the newer fuel filter will allow the fuel to be injected faster, according Dr. Joseph Wahlstrom, a spokesman for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Wahlstrom said that some owners have told him that they’ve been told that their vehicles can be left unattracted and left in the carport for over an hour without any warning.
One of the biggest challenges for people who own cars that are left unattuned is finding a way to shut off the ignition, said Hagers report.
The NHTSB said that the solution is to install an ignition lock.
The lock, which can be purchased separately or in combination with an ignition switch, can be activated remotely.
But the NSTB says that this is not always a practical option.
For instance, in a 2014 report, the agency said that about 25 percent of vehicles left in an unattended carport had a fuel-filter system that was not functioning properly.
Even though the NHS recommends that drivers lock their ignition locks, there are some instances when it’s not practical, according Wahl.
He said that when drivers do lock their locks, it’s a good idea to use a special key that will prevent the car from starting.
Another problem with locking your car is that if the car is left unattired for an extended period of time, the engine may not be functioning properly, said Wahlberg.
That could cause a crash