Skip to comments.COLD SHOCK: Warming up your car illegal!
Posted on 01/12/2014 4:35:45 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
WASHINGTON The recent nationwide cold snap isnt just making Americans uncomfortable. Its turning some into lawbreakers.
The shocking news of state and local regulations that make it illegal to warm up your frozen car is hitting home in Texas, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Colorado, Wisconsin, South Carolina even some cities in Minnesota.
Who knew it could be illegal to run back inside while your car is warming up in winter in a practice sometimes called puffing?
Many Americans are getting first-hand experience this brutal winter with the latest manifestation of what some call the Nanny State.
The reason for such laws is usually linked with the increased threat of vehicles being stolen and some of them carry hefty fines for enticing car thieves to commit their crimes. The laws are a little fuzzy on the newer technology of auto-start vehicles specifically designed for the comfort of their drivers and passengers.
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Nanny State in your cars PING!
P.G. County, Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Kinda makes the remote starter illegal too.
“Puffing”? Really? I thought it meant something else entirely.
I did it several mornings here near Fort Meade. Nannies never found me, I guess.
First time I saw a car with this technology was in 1971 in Illinois. The car was from Minnesota.
Around here it is legal to warm up or just idle the engine as long as the doors are locked (requires two keys. etc).
Is it legal to do here in Florida?
If the police are driving around the neighborhood looking for tickets to write, then they have too much free time on their hands.
Two of our three cars have a stick, and the auto has remote start.
I’m not too worried about either of the cars with the sticks. Most “youth” wouldn’t be able to get it out of the driveway without stalling it.
Or being white is enticing blacks to do the knockout game.
They can KMA.
I looked up South Carolina and it looks like idling the engine applies only to commercial vehicles.
This proves global warming is true.
Any firsthand reports of actual tickets or fines being handed out? The article makes reference to “police ticketing unattended vehicle” but no specific citation anywhere for pre-warming. I dunno — seems a bit alarmist to me. Not arguing that there really are such nonsensical laws, but there are many such “laws” that stay on the books for years; e.g., in Kentucky it’s illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket.
Follow that concept...
-40 here the other morning. I let my pickup (which was plugged in) run for 15 minutes before I left the house. Don’t really care about some law forbidding it. My skinny butt is not sitting in a vehicle that cold.
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