An unattended vehicle left idling on a Saanich street rolled and crashing into a pole Thursday morning.
At 7:30 a.m. on April 8, the Saanich Police Department was called to the intersection of Ridgebank and Oakridge crescents where police said a driver had left a vehicle running to warm it up. The car rolled more than 100 metres and hit a pole. The vehicle was damaged but the pole remained intact and no injuries or other damage were reported.
The owner of the vehicle was issued an $81 ticket for not turning their tires toward the curb while parked on a slope. Police noted that drivers are required to use their emergency brake and turn their tires towards the roadside when parking on a grade.
In the Capital Regional District, idling is restricted to no more than three consecutive minutes. Fines range from $100 to $500.
Vehicle was left running & unattended to warm up the engine this morning. Driver returned to find the car gone. It rolled over 100m down the street and collided with a pole. Don't forget to turn your wheels to the curb/shoulder when parked & idling is limited to 3 mins in the CRD pic.twitter.com/IyRh6QqpuA
— Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit (@SPD_Traffic) April 8, 2021
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