Letting Your Car Warm Up Unattended Might Be Illegal In Your State
Leaving your car running unattended presents an opportunity for theft, so some states have made it illegal. In some places, the fine can be hefty.By Melissa Prax | December 3, 2015
We've all had those rushed, less-than-pleasant mornings when it's a race against the clock to your car. And then, when you get to your ride, there's frost or snow piled up on the windshield.
But before you blast the heat and defroster and run back inside, you might want to make sure it's legal in your state.
You could get a ticket or a fine for leaving your car running unattended. And in some states, like West Virginia, a second offense could get a hefty fine of $500.