Volvo 480 - Leaving engine running whilst car is empty - Richard Walter

Hello,

side from the obvious risk of theft, is it illegal to leave your car running whilst you're scraping the outside and your vehicle is on a private drive or road?
I heard that any unattended vehicle can reward you with 3 points on your license even if its sitting on your drive. He added that any driveway or private road which abuts to a public highway is still subject to traffic law.

Thanks

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Edited by Avant on 03/02/2017 at 16:20

Volvo 480 - Leaving engine running whilst car is empty - Brit_in_Germany

I am sure someone will be along shortly to delete that link.

Volvo 480 - Leaving engine running whilst car is empty - Dwight Van Driver

MV Con andUse Regs 1986

Stopping of engine when stationary

98.—(1) Save as provided in paragraph (2), the driver of a vehicle shall, when the vehicle is stationary, stop the action of any machinery attached to or forming part of the vehicle so far as may be necessary for the prevention of noise.

(2) The provisions of paragraph (1) do not apply—

(a)when the vehicle is stationary owing to the necessities of traffic;

(b)so as to prevent the examination or working of the machinery where the examination is necessitated by any failure or derangement of the machinery or where the machinery is required to be worked for a purpose other than driving the vehicle; or

(c)in respect of a vehicle propelled by gas produced in plant carried on the vehicle, to such plant.

Note; There is no mention that this is confined toa 'Road'

There is another one about not quitting a vehicle with engine running unless a person prezent yet to find the damned thing.

dvd

Volvo 480 - Leaving engine running whilst car is empty - Dwight Van Driver

ah yes.....

Leaving motor vehicles unattended

107.—(1) Save as provided in paragraph (2), no person shall leave, or cause or permit to be left, on a road a motor vehicle which is not attended by a person licensed to drive it unless the engine is stopped and any parking brake with which the vehicle is required to be equipped is effectively set.

(2) The requirement specified in paragraph (1) as to the stopping of the engine shall not apply in respect of a vehicle—

(a) being used for ambulance, fire brigade or police purposes; or

(b) in such a position and condition as not to be likely to endanger any person or property and engaged in an operation which requires its engine to be used to—

(i) drive machinery forming part of, or mounted on, the vehicle and used for purposes other than driving the vehicle; or

(ii) maintain the electrical power of the batteries of the vehicle at a level required for driving that machinery or apparatus.

(3) In this regulation “parking brake” means a brake fitted to a vehicle in accordance with requirement 16 or 18 in Schedule 3.

dvd

Volvo 480 - Leaving engine running whilst car is empty - craig-pd130

I don't believe it's illegal. However, if the car was stolen while you were not actually with the car (i.e. if you went back into the house to get your coat / phone etc), it almost certainly wouldn't be insured.

Volvo 480 - Leaving engine running whilst car is empty - Avant

Don't worry - it wasn't a genuine question. He put up posts about four different cars to push a link to his business.

DVD - I'm sorry you wasted your time on this worthless person, but I hope the advice may be useful to others.

Volvo 480 - Leaving engine running whilst car is empty - martint123
DVD - I'm sorry you wasted your time on this worthless person, but I hope the advice may be useful to others.

Not wasted time at all - DVD's educational posts are always welcome ;)

Edited by martint123 on 04/02/2017 at 11:32

Volvo 480 - Leaving engine running whilst car is empty - FP

"... DVD's educational posts are always welcome ;)"

Indeed, and I was thinking that DVD's contribution to this thread looks like a very welcome return to form!

Volvo 480 - Leaving engine running whilst car is empty - Dwight Van Driver

thanks .......blushing

>>>>>a very welcome return to form!<<<<

very much in the slow lane i am afraid. thank god for a working right index finger.

dvd

 

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