Did You Know It’s Illegal To Cool Off Your Car In Minnesota?
If you are letting the air-conditioner cool off your car before you jump in and take off on these hot Minnesota days you could be breaking the law.
So far this summer Minnesota has seen a lot of hot, dry days.
It might seem like a good idea to just start your car up, turn on the air-conditioner, and then go back in the house for a couple of minutes until the vehicle cools down a bit.
No matter how sweltering hot of day it is, if you do this you could be breaking Minnesota law.
Under Minnesota law, it is illegal to leave the car unattended and running with the keys in the ignition.
However, if you want to get around this law you might want to consider having a remote starter installed in your ride.
Because if you have a remote starter installed, you can start your car without putting the keys in the ignition.
Without your keys in the ignition, you are not in violation of Minnesota law.
As Appelman Law Firm LLC points out “This means if a would-be robber jumped into your idling car, they couldn’t go anywhere because the keys still need to be inserted into the ignition to move the vehicle.”