Is It Illegal to Let Your Car Warm Up in Michigan? – Screamin’ Scott
Now that we have been hit with our first taste of winter here in Michigan, the question comes up often, “Is it illegal to warm your vehicle up in Michigan?”
A change to Michigan a few years back was the Michigan House Bill 4215 amended the law, rescinding wording that made the practice illegal. This allows vehicle owners to warm up their vehicles in their private driveways without the risk of penalty. You can warm a car or truck in your driveway without a ticket. You cannot warm your car in a private roadway or parking lot. Great news if you are not a fan of this cold weather back in the Metro Detroit area. I remember a Roseville man getting headlines in the news (not me), getting a ticket for warming his car in his driveway. This story was so big it had a hand in the Michigan law getting amended. Michigan drivers know the odds of getting their car taken easily by thieves. Fun also explaining to your insurance agent how you lost your car.
To answer the question, yes you can warm a car or truck but in your driveway. Keep warm everyone, I have a feeling it’s going to be a long winter. Time for me to start, “RED,” that is what I named my truck. Not looking forward to the drive-in today. Be careful everyone.
My Must Watch Christmas Classics - Screamin' Scott
Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle
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