Prius drivers are pretty bad to start with, so Toyota should have taken steps to make sure that they’d be aware that their headlights are not on.
Market Street, inbound:
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I’ll tell you, the reason why the LORD hasn’t smited all you bay area Toyota Prius drivers yet is because about fifty of you actually know how to drive, and, you know, actually pay attention to the task at hand. But as for the rest of you:
“Looking at moving violations, Quality Planning found that Toyota Prius drivers get 0.38 violations per 100,000 miles driven, compared to an average of 0.23″
Now, there are reasons why drivers of Toyota Prius Hybrids don’t seem to be able to turn their headlights on at night the way other people do.* But those reasons aren’t important.
What is important is that you either:
1. Take note of when the air changes color and then turn on your headlights when things start to turn black (Il metodo della Vecchia Scuola); 0r
Your choice. Just get-r-done.
Yet another Toyota Prius out at night without lights:
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So, I don’t want to hear any more complaining about how you don’t know which pedal to push, or you don’t know how to turn off the engine on your car, or how your HID headlights break all the time and they cost $1200 to fix. No no, the biggest problem you have, the biggest threat to your life when you’re behind the wheel of your Prius is you yourself.
Let’s keep that in s’perpective….
*And I’ll freely admit that Toyota is partially at fault for overestimating the abilities of its customers…
“Expectations: a long line of grumpy people and a halfway decent burger. Reality: A fast moving line with friendly people, friendly staff and a fun event with a DJ. 3 choices, ahi, cheeseburger, kimchee pulled pork. All came with fries and a drink (soda, champagne, beer). I was so surprised that they did the whole meal not just the free burger! The burger was cooked perfectly medium, fries were perfect and beer was good.”
Throw in 1000 free red shirts and it turned out to be quite the shindig. We’re talking crunk crunk, junk junk, drunk drunk.
Ah, Cristal, my T-shirt, and a couple of free ahi burgers - why not?
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Verily, it was a “dancin’ on the tables kinda night.”
Bon Chance, Gott’s Roadside!
(I’ll tell you, ever since the Bay Area News Project co-opted me from discussing San Francisco Bay Area News / Culture / Community under the Citizen brand, well alls that’s left to talk about* are free food giveaways. Leave us commence.)
Turns out that beloved Taylor’s Automatic Refresher had a little intellectual property hassle having to do with ownership of its name, so starting tomorrow refer to this glorified hamburger stand as “Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet.” (It’s just like when Murder Burger of Davis, CA changed its name to Redrum Burger.)
“…cheeseburgers, ahi burgers, kimchi and pork burgers, fries, ice cream sandwiches and drinks.”
It’s going to be a madhouse Enjoy.
*The white man ain’t left me nothing out here but the underworld, and THAT is where I dance. Where do you dance?