Leave Your Car Running in Pr. George's, Get a Fine
As the temperature drops this winter Prince Georges Country Police want to remind residents to keep safety in mind.
They also want to remind people about an easy way to get a fine.
During the cold months, residents tend to warm their cars in the mornings, creating a perfect opportunity for thieves to make off with their vehicles.
Not only is this a dangerous habit, but a costly one as well.
Anyone caught leaving a vehicle running unattended in the county faces a $70 ticket and one point on their driving record.
According to police, auto thefts have continued to decline in Prince George's with the help of anti-theft devices and citizens not allowing vehicles to run unattended.
Throughout the winter season, officers will be periodically looking for vehicles running unattended and issuing citations in areas with a history of auto thefts.