Did you know you can get a ticket in Ohio for starting your car and leaving it unattended?

Currently, Ohioans can be ticketed for leaving a car running unattended.

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Currently, Ohioans can be ticketed for leaving a car running unattended.

State House voted to change the law, it now heads to the Senate.

The Ohio House voted 83-13 in favor of a plan to spend $7.82 billion on transportation over the next two years.

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Hidden in the budget is a plan to no longer ticket people who use a remote starter on their vehicles.

Currently, Ohioans can be ticketed for leaving a car running unattended.

The bill would allow owners to leave cars unattended if they’re locked or in their driveways.

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The state transportation budget bill calls for spending $5.6 billion on highway construction and maintenance, $1.17 billion on traffic enforcement and other items, and $124.6 million on local transportation improvement projects. The revenue comes from fees, federal highway money and the state gas tax, which has stood at 28 cents per gallon since July 2005.

“This is a declining revenue source. Ohioans are paying less in gas tax now,” said state Rep. Robert McColley, R-Napoleon.

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