Section No. 7-6-12: Unattended Motor Vehicle
(a) No motor vehicle shall be stopped unattended without the engine being stopped, the ignition being locked, and the key being removed from the ignition. This subsection does not apply to commercial delivery vehicles licensed as trucks by the Colorado Department of Revenue.
If you received a ticket for this violation, your vehicle is not a licensed commercial delivery vehicle. Violations of this section create a safety issue as well as a government resource issue. A vehicle left running could slip into gear and move becoming a hazard to persons and property.
(b) A driver who stops and leaves a vehicle unattended shall set the brake in an effective manner. If the vehicle stands on any grade, the driver shall also turn the front wheels to the curb to prevent the vehicle from rolling away.
If you were cited for this violation, either you did not set your emergency brake and/or you did not turn your front wheels toward the curb to prevent your vehicle from rolling. Failure to set your brake and turn your vehicle’s wheels toward the curb creates a risk that your vehicle will move from the place you parked it, with the potential for damaging property or harming people.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 June 2012 07:19