Idling vehicles, one reportedly a taxi, draw attention in Park City
March 8, 2011
The Park City Police Department last week received at least three complaints about idling vehicles, a practice that Park City leaders outlawed late in 2010.
In one of the cases, the Police Department was told a taxi had been idling for eight minutes. The vehicle was on Snow Creek Drive at a little before 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3.
On Wednesday, March 2, the police said, a car was seen with the engine running for two hours on the 400 block of Main Street. It was unoccupied, the police said.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, March 1 at 8 a.m., the police received a complaint about an idling vehicle on the 600 block of Main Street. A truck had been left with its engine running for 15 minutes, the police were told.
It is unlawful for people to idle their vehicles for longer than three minutes. First offenses carry a warning while subsequent ones are punishable with a $100 ticket. There are a series of circumstances that allow drivers to idle their vehicles for longer than the three minutes, however.