Jack Frost is about to bare down on our area this week and cars/trucks are going to be put to the test. So, could warming up your car get you a ticket in Illinois?

Bitterly cold temps are headed our way right before the holiday season. As some of us are preparing to drive to grandma's house for the holidays. If you're planning on warming up your car before the family gets in, or if you warm up your car in the morning before you head to work remember the Illinois law.

According to Illinois law:

No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key from the ignition, effectively setting the brake thereon and, when standing upon any perceptible grade, turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway.

The reason is simple: your car could get stolen which would lead to an even bigger headache. Or worse, a child could come by and get hurt. It's simply a matter of safety.

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The best way to avoid getting your car stolen, or getting a ticket, invest in a car starter for your vehicle. This will ensure that your keys will not be needed to start and warm up the car, and you can avoid having it stolen to ticketed. It's a win-win-win. Tickets can run up to $120 and no one wants to get a ticket anytime, especially during the holiday season.

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