Signs of an Abandoned Vehicle
When looking for an abandoned vehicle, officers will look for vehicles that are not moved regularly or not at all.
Most abandoned vehicles will:
- Have flat tires, no tires, or be up on jacks.
- Have leaves, trash, or snow all around it indicating that it hasn't been moved in awhile.
- Inoperable vehicles.
- Expired plates.
Abandoned vehicles often end up being stolen vehicles, or are abandoned because they are going to be repossessed and the previous owners do not want the company to find the car.
But my Car has Valid Plates & Insurance
Although your vehicle has valid plates and insurance, it still needs to be moved on a regular basis. If it just sits there, the street sweeper cannot clean the gutter in that area and it could get plugged up with debris.
Vehicles that are left sitting also tend to leave large oil spots on the street.