Winter is just about here, and there are certain things that you do that you may not know are illegal.  

There are some things that you probably defintely do during the winter months, and had no idea that you're breaking the law.

Hopefully these will help you out this winter.

 

 

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    Warming Up Your Car is Apparently Illegal

    According to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, it is illegal for a driver to leave a running vehicle without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, and removing the key.

    Police say it's to prevent vehicle theft, which makes sense. To avoid this situation, slap a remote starter on your car, then you won't have to worry about the keys being in the ignition

  • John DeFeo
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    Be Careful Parking on City Streets

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    Turn Your Headlights on During Storms

    New York State law requires you to turn on your headlights when the weather conditions require the use of windshield wipers to clear rain, snow, sleet or fog. "Daytime lights" do not qualify as headlights.

    This drives me crazy! Everytime it rains, or snows, countless people fail to use their headlights.

    It helps other drivers see you...

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    Bonus Tip - Remove Snow From Your Car!