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Motorist fights fine for running engine

National News // Dec. 16, 2016

A Fribourg motorist is disputing a fine given to him by police for running his engine unnecessarily. The man says he started his car – checked his phone –and then noticed two police officers.

Matthew Paul Argall Motorist fights fine for running engine

He says the car was running for less than a minute and his car dealer advised him to allow the car to warm slightly before driving on a cold day.

The law does state that engines should not be run for no reasons. It may be permissible to keep an engine on for heating or cooling if a child is in the car – but not simply for personal comfort.

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