Cold mornings are here consistently and if you’re one that parks on the streets of La Crosse, you may want to invest in a remote starter.
If you start your car the traditional way, and leave it running and unattended, it’s a $124 fine.
On top of that, you might not have a car.
“It’s always about that means and opportunity,” La Crosse Police Sergeant Tom Walsh said. “If somebody’s cold and walking, and they see that vehicle running and no one around it, it really is an easier opportunity for them to get a cheap quick and easy ride home.”
If a vehicle is on city streets or a city parking lot, it’s illegal to leave it running with the key in the ignition, unattended.