Confirmed: Prius Drivers are the Worst Drivers in San Francisco

No, not you. You’re a peach, you average-or-better Toyota Prius driver in San Francisco. The problem is all the thousands of other drivers of Priuseses in town. You know, the left 40% of the bell curve.

What’s the deal with you all? You drive as if you’re the only people on Earth. So, if there are a lot of streetlamps on at night, don’t bother turning on your headlights cause how does it benefit you, right? And if you want to cross town, just drive through the Sunset Tunnel – no hills and no red lights! And if you want to park, just do it the way you feel, you dig? You’re entitled.

As here, where a hastily parked Prius turns busy Stockton Street into a slolom course. I mean, its rear is more in the traffic lane than not. But for a bad San Francisco Prius driver, that’s a parking job well done, now let’s find that Starbucks:

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Now don’t be talking about confirmation bias. Oh no. Just check it out for yourself, on the streets.

So, Volvo drivers are the ones who don’t know that you’re thereand Prius drivers are the ones who know that you’re there, but they just don’t care.

(And someday somebody will explain to me how the EPA mileage estimates are lower for the 2010 model than they were for the 2004 model, even though the roomier 2010 model is better in many ways and, in real life, gets better fuel economy. Did somebody mislead us about fuel economy, back in the day?)

All right Prius driver, enjoy your rolling triggerfish, but try remember that you’re not the only person in the world.

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Glub glub.

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3 Responses to “Confirmed: Prius Drivers are the Worst Drivers in San Francisco”

  1. Ramón says:

    I’m home for lunch and I regret having read this because BMW, Volvo and PRIUS drivers are the bane of driving in San Francisco!!!!!!!!
    Do these cars come with idiot manuals??? Is there something about the poor design that prevents them from assessing the road/street near them??
    What did we do to deserve Prius drivers; wasn’t BMW SUVs and Volvos enough cosmic wrath?

  2. andy says:

    I’m sure you’re familiar with the South Park episode where Kyle’s dad gets a Prius and becomes so morally superior that the family has leave South Park for San Francisco – where the people are so smug they sniff their own farts from wine glasses.

  3. The 2004 model was a souped-up-for-American tastes version of the Japanese Prius, but was too often regarded by Americans as woefully underpowered. I’m thinking they souped it up some more.