Archive for the ‘cars’ Category

Epic Front Plate License Plate Location

Monday, April 24th, 2017

I don’t know if this would get you out of a ticket with the SFMTA…

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LIDAR: What Happens to You if You Drive 33 MPH+ on Fulton Out in the Avenues

Friday, April 21st, 2017

SFPD Park Station is going to get you, that’s what’ll happen.

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And make that 28 MPH+ if you’re going past the senior center way out there on 30-something…

Code Name ALBATROSS: Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt Seen Emerging from Lair – It’s Still Turning Heads

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

But this process took a while as traffic on 11th is getting backed up quite a bit these days during rush hour due to, IDK, the recent city-mandated loss of lanes on nearby Van Ness? That’s my guess.

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Anyway, if 11th is filled with idled cars and peds are walking by, this exit is a good test for a self-driving car:

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The Bolt seemed timid, but that’s how it’s supposed to behave I suppose. Good luck, New GM

The 11-99 “CHP” Foundation: An Embarrassment to the State of California – A License to Speed in 2017

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

This outfit got a lot of criticism, so the CHP made them take the letters “CHP” off of their infamous license plate holders and then they said they’d stop isuing them, but it appears as if this program is still going strong in 2017.

Read all about it here, just keep scrolling down.

Most of the these license plate holders I see these days are fake anyway. And even if you bought a “real” one on ebay, you were (or you are, IDK) supposed to display your 11-99 FOUNDATION MEMBERSHIP card or secret decoder ring or whatever whenever you get pulled over for speeding in your speedy luxury car. (You know, IDK how this system was supposed to work in the first place. How can you look at it and not think, “Corruption, corruption?)

Anyway, fake or real, what these license plate holders appear to be saying is, “I like to drive fast in California.” And if I can figure that out, CA’s peace officers can figure that out as well.

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Sometimes, I just don’t know.

New and Improved? The 2016-Era Speedbumps on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park Now Have More Painted Lines

Monday, April 17th, 2017

So these lines are new, that’s the news.

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I’ve never seen this kind of thing. I guess people were getting surprised by the bumps?

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Frisco remains on the cutting edge of paint engineering, it would seem.

I’ll tell you, I go over these things at a steady 25 MPH, but others slow down to about ten and then speed up again to around 30 only to slow down again a short stretch down the road. That’s the update…

Frisco’s Funniest Parking Ticket – It’s Just $23 at a Time When $100 is About the Average

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Here’s how you’d get it. See the problem?

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It’s called “parking on the grass” (even if you’re merely parking on dirt due to all the others before you parking in the same place).

Now what’s funny is that the cost of this ticket (it was just $23 back in 2014, and the ticket giver thought it was $26 at that time, and who knows how much it is now, prolly still comically small) obviously hasn’t kept up with inflation, for some reason.

Why this ticket isn’t $300 is a mystery to me.

Anyway, parking on the curb should be A-OK, but this driver went a little too far…

(d) No person shall park any vehicle on any
lawn, or planted area, or unimproved area or on
any pedestrian or equestrian lane, or on any
access road or unpaved service road or firetrail
or in any manner so as to block access to or exit
from any service road or access road or firetrail,
or in any other place in the park where the rules
and regulations of the Recreation and Park Com-
mission prohibit vehicular parking, unless al-
lowed otherwise by permit; (more…)

One Simple Trick: Nice Woman Frida Avoids Further Car Break-Ins on the Mean Streets of San Francisco

Monday, April 17th, 2017

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You see, you can reason with car thieves, sometimes.

Message to UBER / Lyft Drivers: Welcome to Frisco – Now Here’s the Right Way/Wrong Way to Drop People Off

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Frisco doesn’t have all that many freeways, have you noticed that yet? Instead we have substitutes like Fell / Oak and Bush / Pine – one way streets two or three or four lanes wide.

LIke this:

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But you wouldn’t just stop to let somebody off on a freeway, right? Why not pull in to a driveway instead, if you know it’s going to take a while? You see, it all depends on the situation. But the reason why people are honking at you is because you’re differing from the norms what have been established here. Sometimes double parking for a minute or two or more or a lot more is considered acceptable and sometimes its not. It’s a time / place / manner thing. Simply following Google Maps to an address and then stopping right out front on the road is sometimes not good is what I’m saying…

And now this, an UBER Lift driver who pulled into an alley to drop off, same day same place as above.

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This is very rare. The problem is that the driver then had to back out of here with an awkward three or five point turn and then try to get back on congested Laguna, which was particularly clogged up at this time. It would have been totally fine to unload during the 35 seconds or so that you’d be staring at a red light. In this case, you’re being far too polite.

So that’s it, lesson finished.

And you know, I don’t know how it’s going to end for you all. Relying on a constant stream of new people coming in reminds me of an Herbalife situation, which I don’t know how that’s going to work out either…

Anyway, the Rules Are Different Here is what I’m saying

It Takes a Village to Drive an Uber Self-Driving Car – Four UBER Bros in Just One UBER

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

As seen driving about the alleys of the Financh with _four_ Bros inside, Bro

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The Nevada DMV Appears to be More Flexible Than the California DMV When You Request a Personalized License Plate

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

‘Cause I guess in California, people will complain to the DMV?

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That’s my guess…

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