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nighthawk91
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 12:31:02 PM

I do. But then the crime rate where I live is pretty low.

Just have to be careful not to lock myself out!
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 1:03:53 PM

No
WES03
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 12:24:24 PM

On occasion, but I have a standard trans and not many thieves know how to drive one.
Kinglemuel
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 12:14:12 PM

I think I take them out without thinking; like BartandLisa. Dont want to get locked out by accident.
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 12:09:54 PM

Yes as long as I stay with the car.
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 8:12:03 AM

I always take the key - force of habit
2Tall
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 12:51:06 PM

no
mnrick041
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 6:54:51 AM

All I have is a FOB and it stays in my pocket
jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 5:13:36 AM

no
mnrick041
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 4:36:48 AM

My car is push button start
dakine
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 11:05:22 AM

I keep keys in my pocket. I have a FOB.
sandy40
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 7:26:28 AM

I keep my keys out of the ignition while filling the tank.
contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 6:44:17 AM

No....never....
Ratso
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 6:41:34 AM

NO never ....why invite a crook to car jack your car ?
DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 10:40:17 PM

With this cold spell of -5 F keys in ignition and car running....i know that's a no no
pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:58:05 PM

yes
down2fumes
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:21:24 AM

N
eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:58:44 AM

Yes, I'm right there filling it
bearone2
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:50:23 AM

no
eB40
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:17:02 AM

No
kennyman
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 8:45:45 PM

No.
ricebike
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 7:06:03 PM

in response to Hemond...

" It said the thief was charged with tampering. Which means he busted in and/or hotwired the ignition. "

wrong, the lady driver admit to leaving the box truck RUNNING while she went inside to get a refreshment

"Also, it is odd for a Fedex driver to fillup at a gas station. Fedex has their own fuel pumps at their depots. (many are converting to natural gas) "

wrong again... fedex GROUND & Home Delivery divisions are run by subcontractors, which hires their own drivers & purchase,fuel, maintain their own vehicles"The driver may have stopped on break to buy a Coke perhaps. All the delivery fleets have optimized fuel management. There is simply no reason for them to be buying retail fuel from a gas station."

wrong, sub-contractors of Home Delivery divisions doesn't have a set gas station set forth by FedEx Ground Corp. they set up their own accounts with local gas stations

"Also, every fleet has policy that must be followed when leaving the truck. It is inconceivable for a driver to leave an unattended truck, unlocked with the keys in it. He would be fired instantly. "

SHE, was reprimanded but i doubt she was fired; she was lucky the police recovered the vehicle, though & the sub-contractor rented a vehicle to go on with the delivery day.

"Also fleet trucks are equipped with GPS which records if the truck is left idling, running, unlocked, no seat belt, etc. I get deliveries at home every week. The driver shuts down and locks that truck, they never leave it idling with keys in it. "

you are thinking about UPS's :telematics:

haha, Ground & home delivery drivers leave their engines running most of the time. EXPRESS airline employee vehicles are equipped w/ gps. but lately Ground/ Home delivery drivers have portable computers/powerpads/scanners that have GPS embedded into those $2500 machines.

ask why i know all of this info? I'm a Home Delivery driver

[Edited by: ricebike at 12/26/2013 7:06:42 PM EST]
2004VHO
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 4:17:35 PM

No way!!
TomB2
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 2:08:08 PM

Nope, no fool here.
dv8jane
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 9:06:02 AM

no , in my pocket.
eB40
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 7:45:04 AM

No
Maintroll
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 8:33:49 AM

If you leave your keys in the ignition in this area, then you may not have a vehicle to return to when you are done filling up. This is rapidly becoming the crime capitol of Kentucky.
contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 7:31:21 AM

Never.......
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2013 7:15:18 PM

No
contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 9:28:08 AM

Never.......
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 9:26:53 AM

No
BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 8:58:42 AM

no way
WEDDY
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 8:53:31 AM

Never. If I am out of my car,so are my keys. Crime finds opportunity no matter where you are.
jessjames
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 8:17:02 AM

no
EdPG
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 8:15:46 AM

No, Key or fob not left in car!
Gxpress
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 7:18:06 AM

No fob in my pocket
Desoto49
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 10:42:27 AM

No
davisadm
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 10:16:32 AM

No, because it is a habit that I take the keys out of the ignition before I get out.
WES03
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 8:59:12 AM

Many times: yes. I do not worry too much about car theft, as my vehicle has a manual trans. and few can drive one any more.
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 8:42:34 AM

Yes

[Edited by: cDagasGo at 12/15/2013 8:41:49 AM EST]
vando45
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 8:05:38 AM

no
Bus936
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 7:48:35 AM

My keys are never in the ignition when I'm not in the car.
contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 6:58:42 AM

It is against the law across Canada for stations to allow you to fill your car while it is running......................

So there is no need to have your keys left in your ignition......

[Edited by: contiki at 12/15/2013 6:59:09 AM EST]
Fredelin
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2013 6:42:15 PM

No need to remove the key
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2013 4:31:26 PM

Yes
2Tall
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2013 12:52:12 PM

no
51stovi
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 7:24:49 AM

I typically buy at Kroger and get my rewards discount on fuel, so I have to take my keys with me. Occasionally if the kids are in the vehicle and want to listen to the radio, I will put them back in for that.
vermontsilkie
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 7:47:35 PM

Gas stations here direct you to turn off the vehicle. Keys would only remain in the ignition if I didn't leave the truck, but usually I buy at self-service places. This truck doesn't have a locking gas cap so I don't need to give the attendant the keys. But I too fear the truck, which thinks it's smarter than I am, will lock me out. Not a lot of danger from crime here but always pays to be safe and now I've heard of new types of thefts, like passenger side door being opened while fueling.
Hemond
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 7:41:42 PM

I don't doubt there is a law on the books, many states and provinces have nonsense laws that are widely ignored. (do you realize its a chargeable offense to fish with a shotgun in Wyoming? for example)


The fact of the matter is I have never once been asked to shut off my engine while filling. I let it idle 100% of the time when I fill. Never, ever shut it off.

Other than in Oregon which is a full serve only state. The attendants always ask me to shut down in Oregon. I go to a full serve around here when I am wearing business attire and don't want to get dirty. The attendant at local full serves have never asked me to shut down. Not once.
rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 7:02:25 PM

I repeat, Hemond, it is against the law across Canada for stations to allow fill while a car is running.
If you went to any of the stations I frequent, you would be asked to please shut off your engine.

Check out required signage for stations in Rhode Island, reference State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Fire Safety Code 23-28.22-15.
Glasman
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 1:38:04 PM

if I'm not in the drivers seat, the keys are in my pocket.

nuff said !
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 12:59:20 PM

most of the time
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