Lyft Taxi Driver Manages to Drive Her Under-Regulated Cab / Private Vehicle Without the Use of Hands – Hurray!

Let’s see here, the right hand is holding an electronic device, you know, the better to Lyft with.

And the left hand, well that’s acting as a cup holder for a beverage.

That means that some Lyft drivers steer with their knees.

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Hey Lyft! Why don’t you tell your taxi drivers to not violate VC 23123, you know, like every fucking minute of every fucking day they’re on the clock?

Oh you do?

But enforcing the law isn’t your job.

Hey, I know, why don’t you mount cameras on your taxis, you know, the way the SFMTA does with its vehicles?

How about a GoPro facing forward and another one mounted aimed towards the driver, so that he won’t be attempted to break any laws?

The “sharing economy” demands it, I’d say.

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7 Responses to “Lyft Taxi Driver Manages to Drive Her Under-Regulated Cab / Private Vehicle Without the Use of Hands – Hurray!”

  1. Lee says:

    How can you see what their right hand is doing? I see a phone clipped to the dash and a driver with a cup in their left hand. Maybe the right hand is on the wheel, maybe it’s somewhere else. The picture doesn’t make this clear. Also, was this picture taken with the vehicle in motion? Was it on private property?

  2. sfcitizen says:

    I was looking right in. I agree the photo doesn’t make it clear.

    This was the foot of Leavenworth coming from SoMA’s 7th st

  3. Lee says:

    Why not take a picture of their license plate and the distinctive moustache? If you’re going to shame people for poor driving habits, do it effectively.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    All right, I’ll do better next time. That Lyft knows who she is tho.

    You know, Lyft drivers aren’t even allowed to hold one device, even at red lights. Just saying.

  5. Lee says:

    Lyft drivers in Seattle are permitted to hold a device at red lights, FYI.

  6. sfcitizen says:

    Interesting. There was a case like that in California. THe driver lost since the judge said that waiting at a red light = driving.

  7. Lee says:

    That’s why our Washington law is precise (see link on my name): “a person operating a moving motor vehicle who…” versus California’s “while operating a motor vehicle”
    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/cellularphonelaws/

    Texting at a stop light may be annoying if the person isn’t quick off the line, but it shouldn’t be illegal. It’s a safety valve which allows composing a quick text legally to prevent flouting the law and just texting while driving because both are equally illegal in California.

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