Idling vehicles reported in Prospector |

Idling vehicles reported in Prospector

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

The Park City Police Department last week received at least two complaints that vehicles were left idling, something that is prohibited in the city under most circumstances.

Both of the reports were logged on Comstock Drive, but it was not clear from public police logs whether the people involved were the same in each of the two cases.

On Friday, Nov. 2 at 2:04 p.m., the police were told a neighbor had the engine running on a pickup truck. Public police logs did not list a block number and did not detail how long the engine might have been running. The police were told it was a recurring problem.

On Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 8:27 p.m., a report was filed from the 2300 block of Comstock Drive. The police were told a truck had been idling for between 15 and 30 minutes. The person who contacted the police also said there was an ongoing issue and the vehicle had been left idling three times a night.

The Park City Council in late 2010 enacted a law prohibiting idling a vehicle for longer than three minutes. There are a few exceptions, such as when it is very cold or very hot outside.

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