wot about all the ppl with turbo timers!? i know a fair few ppl who walk away and lock their car withs the timer is keeping the engine running, but as the timers have a cut off if hand break is released is this still covered?
nope..that doesnt constitute an offence.
many emergency vehicles have a "runlock" button that allows the engine to run and therefore power the strobe lights and take the key out of the ignition and lock the vehicle.
as long as the handbrake is set..as soon as its released the engine cuts out.
the offence of "quitting" relates to leaving the engine running or failing to set the handbrake properly on a public road.
Simply had this arsehole take some simple and good advice from the plod there wouldnt have been a problem....as it seems hes not willing to take advice and therefore gets a ticket and moans...
betcha he would moan like crazy had his car been nicked whilst he had left it running!