It’s illegal to idle your car in your own driveway

Taylor Trupiano of Roseville, Michigan walked out of his house, started his car, turned on the heat, and went back inside for a few minutes while his engine and vehicle interior warmed up.

According to Mr. Trupiano, he was only inside for about 7 or 8 minutes.

But by the time he came back to his car, there was already a parking ticket on his windshield – with a fine totaling $128.

The state of Michigan believes it has the right to use force to control how private property is utilized on private property.