WINTER IS COMING
At least that's what the weather app is telling us. Luckily, we've got all the safety tips you need to make sure you're prepared for tomorrow's chilly, potentially snowy morning commute. Firstly, don't let your vehicle run unattended (i.e. puff). Secondly, be sure to clear your windows, mirrors and lights of any obstruction. Thirdly, turn your lights on. And Lastly, allow yourself some extra time to get where you need to be and don't forget that extra stopping distance.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PUFFING:
1.) You can get cited. If your vehicle is left running unattended and is on public property, you can get a citation (even if you lock the doors). Vehicles with a remote start are exempt from this, EXCEPT if the vehicle has been idling for longer than 5 minutes. Any vehicle that has been idling for more than 5 minutes, whether on public or private property, is subject to citation.
The only time everyone is exempt from the puffer law, is if the temperature has been below 20 degrees Fahrenheit for the last 24 hours or if the temperature has been below 10 degrees Fahrenheit for the last hour.
2.) Your vehicle could get stolen.
3.) Emergency service vehicles, such as fire trucks, ambulances and patrol vehicles are exempt from this law.
4.) The law was created to protect Colorado's air from harmful emissions.