Is It Legal to Warm Up Your Car in Your Driveway in Michigan?
Yes, we live in Michigan, but that doesn't mean that we need to like everything it has for us, especially come winter time.
Winter in Michigan
Sure, the snow is pretty cool (for a few days). But you're also dealing with some not so great things, like way less daylight and it just being downright cold.
I am the type of person who is cold almost constantly. Mid winter, you'll probably find me shuffling around the house in sweatpants, a sweatshirt, and some slippers. Heck, I might even have a blanket wrapped around me too.
So you know that I absolutely hate driving in a cold car. But, can is it legal to warm up your car in Michigan.
Well, yes and no.
Is It Illegal to Warm Up Your Car in Your Driveway in Michigan?
Up until 2017, is was illegal for Michigan residents to warm up their cars in their driveways. If you did, you face being ticketed. That was, however, unless you had remote start and your car was locked.
However, since a bill was introduced in 2017, Michiganders have been able to warm up their cars freely in their respective driveways.
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But if you thought you could warm up your car on a private road or in a business parking lot, think again. That law only applies to you warming up your car in your own driveway.
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