In the past at least two of the Orbit buses that the city of Tempe uses
to give free rides to people with has been stolen.
The royal rules on the Tempe City Council implements some new
security measures to stop this problem of the mini Orbit buses
from being stolen.
I was taking some photos to document the problem and discovered
that the Orbit bus drivers leave the keys in the ignition all the time.
Not only do the Orbit bus drives leave the key in the ignition, but
they also leave the buses running ALL the time.
And on top of that the Orbit bus drivers could not remove the
keys from the mini-buses if they wanted to!!!!
Get this the keys to the buses are WIRED and BOUND to the
bus shift lever.
I am sure that if you go ask the Tempe Police for one good method
to stop the Tempe Orbit buses from being stolen that you should
remove the keys from the ignition when the buses are unattended.
Not leave the buses running with the keys in the ignition like the
Orbit bus drivers do.
But hey, let's not expect the members of the Tempe City Council
to use any logic and reason in this issue.
But the folks on the Tempe City Council have come up with a
secret method to prevent people from stealing the Orbit buses
while they are left with the keys in the ignition, running and unattended
by the drivers.
The "secret method"??? Don't tell this to anybody because it's
top secret and we don't want any more of those Orbit buses to be
stolen while the drivers leave them unattended, running, with the
keys in the ignition.
When the drives leave their Orbit buses unattended they now
go to the back door, where the wheel chair ramp is and twist the
handle half a turn.
By twisting the handle on the back door that turns on an interlock
device which won't let the bus move until the handle is fully closed.
Of course if you ask me a much simpler way to prevent the Orbit
buses from being stolen would be for the drivers to turn them off
and remove the keys from the ignition when they leave the buses.
But let's not expect the Tempe City Council to use any common sense
on this issue!!!!
As I was taking the photos the Rent-A-Pig at the Tempe Transit Center
approached me like I was some sort of criminal and asked me what I was
I told the moron cop, that duh, I was taking photos of the bus!!!!!
The rent-a-cop ended up telling me a was an angry man for document
the government morons in Tempe City Hall!!!
I guess cops think anybody that makes fun of the tyrants the pay their
wages is an angry man!!!!