NYC Raises Fine to $250 for Unattended Idling Cars

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keys-in-ignitionThe New York City Council has voted to raise the fine for leaving a vehicle unattended with a key in the ignition. The fine was $5 and the council voted today to raise it to $250.The bill also gets rid of a three-minute grace period.The council took action after fatal accidents involving unattended idling vehicles.

In Chinatown, two children were killed when an unattended idling van rolled backwards. And in Queens, a car left unattended and idling was stolen by an intoxicated person who ran down and killed two high school students.

{NY Post/Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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