Jan.17, 2019

Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Police on Thursday will begin issuing warnings to drivers who leave their cars idling during cold weather. 

The warnings are an attempt to curb the increase in stolen vehicles that occurs during the winter when people leave their cars running and unattended.  Statistics show that more than 190 vehicles were stolen 2018, the majority of which occurred during winter.

The written warnings will be placed on the windshields of unattended cars that are running, and they note that owners risk fines up to $1000 for future infractions.

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, City of Harrisburg, at [email protected] or at 717 255 3015.


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