Man Gets Ticketed for Warming Up Car in His Driveway

A Michigan man vented on Facebook after a police officer gave him a ticket for warming up his car in his own driveway.“

Every person warms up their car,” Nick Taylor said. “We live in Michigan!”

Taylor said that he started his car Tuesday morning and went inside for five minutes while it warmed up. When he went back outside, he saw that he received a ticket that said “motor vehicle unattended. Vehicle parked in drive with keys in ignition, motor running — no one around,” the Roseville officer wrote on the ticket.

Officials say it’s to prevent motor vehicle thefts. Violators could receive a ticket. There is an exception to the law if you use a remote control starter to warm up your car. According to the law, it’s not a violation because a key is not in the ignition.

There are similar “no idling “laws on the books in Indiana, Kentucky and Washington.

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