01/12/2017

When Warming Up A Car In Winter Becomes A Crime [Watch]

Jon Miltimore, Intellectual Takeout

A Michigan man's ticketing for warming up his car on a frigid day brings to mind something Bertrand Russell wrote on "petty power."

Did you know you could get fined for heating up your car? One man's parking ticket has gone viral, with thousands of views after he was ticketed for heating up his car in his own driveway.

Taylor Trupiano says he's still shaking his head over a parking ticket he got on his own property.

"I thought it was some kind of joke at first, and then I was thrown back by it," he said. "I was really surprised."

The ticket was for leaving his motor running while he was not present, something millions of Americans do every winter.

If you’re wondering if police in Roseville are aware of remote starters, I have an answer: They are. The difference, they claim, is that remote starters require vehicles to be locked to operate. Such an exemption seems a bit strange, since it requires police to invade the personal property of citizens by opening car doors (and walking on their private property to do so, in Trupiano’s case) to determine if the vehicle is properly locked. 

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