(Closed) Do you remove your keys from the ignition when you exit your car?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you arrive hom do you remove your keys and lock your car?

    Yes, always

    No, never

    Most of the time but not always

  • Post # 29
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    Bee Keeper

    I park in an attached garage and I take my key and lock my car every time I leave the car, even if it’s just for a few seconds to grab the mail or whatever. It’s a habit at this point and it’s never occurred to me to do otherwise.

    Post # 29
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

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    @MrsPinkPeony: it always amazes me how stupid can be to take those cars! hubs and I watch this show a lot, and I can’t believe what some of those people who steal the cars use as an excuse!

    Post # 30
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    Busy Beekeeper

    I always take my keys out, lock my car, and bring them inside.

    My brother lives on the east coast and always takes them out of the ignition and puts them on the floor mat (leaving the car unlocked and the keys in the car).  I’ve never understood that… and it totally sucked the time he came out for a visit and he did that a rental car he was driving and I proceeded to lock the car door (thinking he had the keys).  Nope – they were on the floor of the car.

     

    Post # 31
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    When I lived in the country , Yes! I live in florida now and people are shocked when they hear I didn’t lock my doors (of my house) or my car 😉

    My grandma lives in quiet suburb on the outskirts towards the country where we used to live and she just puts her key under the seat. totally awesome because I use her cary when I go home to visit and i never have to ask, I just grab the key and go.

    Now that Im in Floirda, I wont even ask for directions in fear of a car jacking. Sad sad place.

    I can’t wait to move!

    Post # 32
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    Bee Keeper

    I also always remove my keys from my car. We live in a suburb of Philly, in a really cute neighborhood, but we still will remove them. We both park in the garage. I also sort of think that if you leave your keys in your car, it’s like basically dangling a lollipop in front of a little kid. You’re asking for it to be taken.

    Post # 33
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    @Mrs Hedgehog: wow. I feel like it just got really intense in here. haha Maybe you could say it in a different way then calling us stupid? The other girls that lock their things haven’t approached it this way. 

    When I was in Florida, I locked everything and still had my car broken into. Here there isn’t much happening. I realize there is still a possibility. But if my stuff does get stolen, I realize it’s my fault. 

    Things are different here, and no one really locks anything. I’m not usually like this. 

    I’m sorry as a cop, you have to deal with some dumb people, but let’s not turn this into an intense post 🙂 It’s too early (for me). 

     

     

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I live in a very rural town.. My closes neighbor is at least 300 yards away from our house. I always lock my car and take my keys in with me. My parents are more laid back and they hardly ever lock the door. I come home late and the front door is almost always unlock. I make sure to lock it because even if we don’t have neighbors their are a lot of weirdos in the world. We live on a avocado ranch and I came home suoer late one night and saw a man in the orchards (we have a long driveway) I freaked and woke up my brother to meet me outside. Better safe than sorry.

    Post # 35
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I live in the suburbs in a pretty safe neighborhood, but we still remove our keys from the ignition! I would be too afraid that I would lock the keys in the car. I always lock my car at night too. Sometimes we won’t lock our doors, like if we are running to the grocery store or just taking the dog on a walk, but we always do at night.

    I’ve actually never realized that people leave their keys in the ignition! How are you not afraid of locking your keys in the car?

    Post # 36
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My car has a keyless ignition and the doors automatically lock after 3 minutes when the car is off.. 

    However, with my previous car I never did that.  NO WAY!!  I live in Philadelphia.  My mother had her car stolen when I was younger, right outside the front of the house.

    Post # 37
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @Mrs Hedgehog: Essentially you find some peoples up bringing and culture as stupidity. I realize that you see through a different lens, and I can respect that. Try and do the same for others.

    Post # 38
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I usually remove the keys but rarely lock it but thats because I park in the garage which does get locked.

    Post # 39
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @Mrs Hedgehog: but hedgie, our town only had one cop and he lived across the lake from me and he left his keys in his car.  I know because I needed a jump and he was out helping one of the farmers.  He told me to boat over and grab his squad car and go jump my car.   Rural life in many communities is just a different way of living than the city.

    Post # 40
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I have to agree with Ms.Hedgehog…I don’t think she is calling anyone stupid, but saying the act of leaving your keys in your car is stupid.

    I live in the city, so I definitely always lock my car and bring my keys inside, but even if I didn’t…I would still do so.  MAYBE if I lived way in the country I would leave my doors unlocked but bring my keys inside…I just feel like locking your doors takes 5 seconds and no extra effort…why wouldn’t you do it?

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