Be careful with what you are doing in the school's parking lots; the cops are cracking down on some things this year. Local law enforcement officers will soon start enforcing a new state law prohibiting anyone from leaving a car on for more than five minutes in the morning. This will be enforced even if you are sitting in the idling car.
Ironically, students are always complaining about how expensive fuel is, even though they are outside in the morning letting their car run for no reason.
Officer Jones, the school district’s law enforcement officer, has let most students know that leaving your car running will result in a $106 citation.
“We will start watching the senior and dirt parking lots to find out who is leaving there vehicles running for more than five minutes so we can start informing the new law,” said Officer Jones.
The reason police officers are starting to give out citations is due to the air pollution in our country increasing. They are also trying to help people from wasting gas every morning.
“After getting three citations for leaving your vehicle on you will no longer be allowed to park on the school campus and we will be getting hold of your parents,” said Jones.
Senior Cheyenne Koons is not happy about the new law.
“Really I think that it's kind of messed up. It's cold in the morning; we just want our heaters on. Why give out a citation if all we’re doing is trying to keep warm?” said Cheyenne Koons.
The school cops want us to be safe rather than staying in our cars trying to be warm.
“I would prefer for all students that drive to come inside the school so that we know that they will be safe, rather than wasting gas and making our air unhealthy,” said Jones.