To think someone driving their car round the corner might encourage them to think....
Fedupofballs · 12/11/2019 07:10
Every morning I leave the house between 6:15 and 7am and every morning, without fail, the engine of a neighbour’s (unoccupied) car is running. It might be a coincidence that they happen to have a schedule exactly the same as mine and only run it for 5 minutes to warm it up! Am I being unreasonable to wish someone would move their car a few hundred feet just so they think twice....? This wouldn’t be me as I’m too much of a chicken (and don’t want to break the law!)
(Additional information for anyone interested - the car is a diesel Range Rover and this is in summer as well as November)
honeyloops · 12/11/2019 07:28
I wouldn't be able to resist doing something - partly because you're not supposed to leave your car idling anyway! Put something inside it. Then you're not moving their car, taking anything, etc, but they get the message. Maybe a creepy face mask on their dashboard or a note saying YOU'RE KILLING THE PLANET FASTER YOU DICK.
PlanDeRaccordement · 12/11/2019 07:49
I think RRs have keyless remote ignition and immobilisers so even running, it cannot be stolen so long as the key is outside it. On snow days, I have coworkers come into my office and use their remotes to start their RRs in the car park the last ten minutes of the working day.
cookiemonster5 · 12/11/2019 08:25
High spec cars can be remotely started to warm up and demist. How do you know they don't have that feature? Me and hubby will go out and start our car in the winter to de-ice and demist then lock it, get the kids ready then head out.
It's not an offence at all so nothing to report like a pp claims.
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