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This isn’t the end of the world, of course, but does this driver, now turning left after blocks of tentative searching, know that there are two westbound lanes on this stretch of Irving? NOPE!
This driver is from San Jose, which is pretty close for an Uber Lyfter working the streets of San Francisco.
Try harder, UBER Lyft. Put down your (five) phone(s) and just drive why not?
Maybe this is just a new car delivery to another dealership, but IDK:
Some bathtub curves are deeper than others of course…
Does this sayBMW i8 hybrid say, “Look at me,” or what?
Here’s the competition, also seen West of City Hall:
Wonder if these two know each other…
The preferred word these days is “collision.” Or maybe crash. But collision is #1. So much so that you can read the word four times in three sentences when some reporters report on traffic accidents:
Now let’s hear from a junior SFMTA spokesperson (Total Cost Of Employment = five figures per month) on the topic of traffic accidents:
“When describing traffic collisions, most of us have grown up using the word “accident.” But traffic “accidents” are preventable, which is why we at the SFMTA refer to them as collisions or crashes.”
Let’s see here, if you crash into something, either you did it on purpose or it was an accident, right? Preventability doesn’t enter into the equation. At all. And if we’re searching for a term for a preventable accident, why not use “preventable accident?”
The words we use can have a powerful influence on the way we view traffic injuries, and calling them “accidents” implies that nothing can be done to stop them.
I’ll disagree again here. Calling an accident an accident does not in any way imply that that nothing can be done to stop them. In fact, studying accidents, like “airplane accidents” for instance, is a really excellent way to determine who was at fault and what can be done differently in future.
So that’s a $95 yellow zone ticket, but the real damage is the tow fee (including the dolly fee, natch), the SFMTA administrative fee, and potentially, storage and transfer fees. So IDK, will that add up to $800? Maybe more, maybe less
“Yellow zones are for active freight loading and unloading only by commercial vehicles. Check nearby signs or stencils on the curb for effective hours. Vehicles without a commercial license plate parked in a yellow zone will be cited and can be towed if the sign specifies it is a tow zone.”
Welcome to Frisco.