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Most People Don’t Know It’s Actually Illegal To Warm Up Your Car In Denver

Can I let you in on a little not-so secret? It’s cold here in Denver. Late last week, we dealt with temperatures in both the single digits and negatives, leading most of us to dread the very thought of stepping foot outside. If you are like me, you have probably thought a time or two about starting the car minutes before having to leave, which you may want to rethink after seeing this video:

That’s right folks; leaving your car running in order to make it warm up is called “puffing” and — if you get caught doing it — can result in a hefty fine. Why would you get ticketed for merely making your morning commute a little more pleasant? Well…

What do you think of this law? Is it silly or smart? Let us know your thoughts!

Annie is a freelance writer, content editor, and marketing whiz with a background in broadcasting and a passion for chicken nachos. When she isn't gushing about her love of Colorado, you can find her chasing after her two adorable sons and/or dreaming up a new home improvement project for her husband.