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View Poll Results: is it against the law to warm up your car unattended?
yes 3 30.00%
no 2 20.00%
really, there is such a silly law?? 7 70.00%
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:38 PM   #16
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Thats because most people don't know how to use a parking brake...3 clicks does nothing.
True, but someone stupid enough to leave their kids alone in a running car is likely to be stupid enough to leave their parking brake unset, so if that's the reason for the law concerning kids, it's probably a good thing.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:57 PM   #17
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Re: does your state have this crazy law....

I know in NY it is not legal to let a diesel vehicle idle for more than 5 minutes, never heard nothing about letting my car warm up though.
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What is this law, is it because of the noise, pollution, or what?
i've heard smog pollution, noise pollution, & to cut down on car theft. i call bs on the last mentioned. #1 a lot of cars have alarms with remote start (especially where it snow) #2 if you live in a high crime area, decide to leave your car running, & unattended it is my belief the food chain deserves to eat you alive....or something....
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Re: does your state have this crazy law....

Its an old law and in most states. Believe me I got ticketed in Iowa, Missouri and Idaho.
I was told its because older cars would begin to run rough when they began to warm up and the choke was still on causing them to jump out of park and take off. Early 70's Ford pickups were good for it.
By the way the tickets were under 50$ and didn't go against your license unless your vehicle takes off and causes damage.
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As soon as the windshield has started to melt, that's good enough for me.
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I'm willing to bet it originated in California.
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