And yet here we are:
Archive for the ‘cars’ Category
The Most Common Sighting in Nighttime Frisco is a Toyota Prius Going About Without Its Lights Own – WHY WHY WHY?Friday, February 24th, 2017
Now you see them….
…and now you don’t:
IDK, man. The brake lights on Priuses work without any effort on behalf of today’s overtaxed drivers, so why don’t the headlights and taillights work like automatically? I mean the phone(s) inside this ride certainly know when it’s nighttime, so why not the much more expensive car as well?
What’s that, you don’t want Toyota to miss out on “upselling” the “luxury” of automatic headlights?
OK fine. But Prius drivers already need extra help, right? And what with the Lyft and the UBER these days, all those drivers from Modesto and whatnot, they need help too.
Sad Porsche 911 Cabrio Gets Cited for Three Different Things in Four Days – It Seems Our SFMTA is Satisfied to Ticket You Just ONCE per DayMonday, February 6th, 2017
I’ve always wondered what’s holding a PCO back from citing a car for something and then coming back and citing it for the same thing an hour later. I still don’t know the answer.
Anyway, this car got ticketed four times over four days (exactly once per day) last week and for three different kinds of infractions. (Not curbing the front wheels you say? Nope, not that. Excessive/improper time in a yellow zone you say? No, not that either. It was for other stuff, the usual things I s’pose.)
Could it be that ppl are satisfied with handing out just one citation per day? Sure seems that way, ’cause if it wanted to, the SFMTA could have cited this ride a bunch more than just four times last week…
Here’s the Real Reason our SFMTA Wants More “Convenient” Payment Options for Parking Meters – Charging up to Four Pounds of Nickels per HourFriday, January 27th, 2017
Look at the amount of work it takes to empty out parking meters:
Here’s the long version. Back in the day, back in the 1990’s you could use pennies to feed parking meters in nearby San Rafael. Even back then, that was a little ridiculous oh well. At that time in Frisco, meters accepted nickels and dimes along with quarters, but then SFGov decided it didn’t pay to deal with nickels and dimes so we went QUARTERS ONLY. Well, that didn’t sit well with some, so after a little while, meters once again accepted nickels and dimes and that’s where we are today. Anywho, the big push these days is with using cards for payment. That way, the SFMTA doesn’t have to deal with collecting coins all the live-long day. Also, card payments makes things easier for the SFMTA to raise prices far in excess of inflation – a thing it loves to do of course.
Speaking of which, $18 per hour, which is the highest rate I can think of, maybe it’s higher these days, in parking meter fees = 72 quarters, which takes up a lot of space. And if you paid with nickels, then we’re taking about four pounds of metal per hour. But even at such high rates, it doesn’t really pay to hire more SFGov employees (average Total Cost Of Employment = six figures, and that doesn’t include all of the egregiously underfunded retirement/lifetime medical care costs), so these cheaper (minimum wage? Who knows) non-SFGov workers from SERCO will have to do…