Posts Tagged ‘car’

My Honor Student is Better Than Your Honor Student – Prolly At least Three Times Better

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Ah, the ‘burbs…

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Flighty Driver Runs a Red in a Model X with a Factory Plate – This Isn’t a Good Look for Tesla Motors

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

You can generally go right on red to get onto Polk, but you need to stop first – there’s the rub. Or maybe slow down enough to qualify for a California Stop. But When you treat a red as if it were a green or a yellow, well, that’s running a red, six-figure Tesla driver:

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You see a lot of Teslas with manufacturer’s plates about Frisco. IDK why…

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[UPDATE: Oh, I said plates even though I know/knew that the DMV only issues one MFR plate at a time, and not in pairs the way it usually does for most cars. This means that the driver of this ride has an excuse for not having a Front License Plate, unlike so so many other Tesla drivers on the Streets of San Francisco these days. And I should note that this station wagon looks exceedingly ugly, from the standpoint of a normal person in 2017 – it’s on a par with a memorably ugly vehicle like a Pontiac Aztek, something like that. And the ridiculously large Conestoga wheels don’t help neither. Sry, not sry.]

Parallel Parking the Cautious Way – An AT&T Utility Worker Shows Us All How to Park Safely – The Orange Cones of Magic

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

As seen on Sacramento:

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It’s just like regular parallel parking, but then you add in the cones and somehow they help…

IS MY HAND ON YOUR THIGH? SORRY! TELL ME AND I’LL MOVE IT

Monday, December 4th, 2017

I think I don’t see things the way the CallMeIllMove.com people do:

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In closing, COCONUT!

The Most Proper Alfa Romeo I’ve Seen in Frisco, in All My Years – A 1750 Berlina, Born in the ’60s

Friday, December 1st, 2017

See what I mean? Proper:

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As seen on Fulton, at a red light, talking with the driver of this other aging Alfa, which just happened to be in the neighboring lane:

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Let’s just say Frisco is un sanctuario per aging Alfas, perche no?

Park and Wreck: RPD Totals Audi with Its Laissez Faire Approach to Tree Maintenance – Another Fall on Fell

Monday, November 20th, 2017

IDK man, RPD’s tree branches can fall on your noggin at pretty much any time.

Oh well.

As seen on Fell near Shrader:

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And IDK how much small, 15 year old Audi’s are worth but it can’t be that much. So that’s why I say totaled.

RPD’s Panhandle trees will kill somebody one of these days, and our RPD is cool with that it seems.

Oh well.

Paint Engineering: Our SFMTA Makes Changes to Fell and Baker, But It Still Only Allows 12 Seconds of Flashing DON’T WALK

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

So yes, the SFMTA gave pedestrians more than 40 seconds to cross Fell north-south at Baker before the recent fatal accident, but it set up the signals to only give 12 seconds of red, flashing DON’T WALK DON’T WALK

This must have been due to one of MUNI’s “I’s” – Ideology or Incompetence.

Anyway, the SFMTrA but up some post, but the SFMTA took them down.

Now comes the SFMTA with some beige paint, which means, uh, IDK:

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Maybe they’ll make this a bulb out?

Who knows…

Neighborhood Parking Decals: Collect Them All – Frisco Becomes a Parking Paradise with Multiple RPP’s

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Well, not really, but both these decals say 2018 on them, so this driver can look forward to a year of MORE THAN two hours of free parking in two different parts of Frisco:

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Sweet

Irate-Appearing, Window-Slapping Road Biker vs. Mercedes Benz Station Wagon on 7th Avenue : You Make The Call

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Here we go, southbound uphill on 7th Ave near Lawton (or Kirkham, one of those).

Oh, Gentle Reader, I almost def. have more experience (in terms of hours, decades, miles, younameit) both riding bikes and driving cars on these Streets of San Francisco than this emo roadie, but is this such a tough sitch to call anyway? I’ll say I’m 99% sure that the Mercedes driver noticed the backup lights on that parked car and was queuing up for a chance to take over that space:

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So what’s the reaction? Whatsamatta you hand gestures and a left-hand window slap:

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And then, the look back, always with the look-back. (Bad car drivers do the same thing.)

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So, where should this driver have waited? In the middle of the car lane? IDK the answer to that, but some might feel that way.

To me, well, I would have gone around the wagon on its left, I would have “taken the lane,” if only briefly.

Just saying…

Frisco’s Parking Crisis Affects the Rides People Buy – But Where Does the Public Sidewalk Start? – No One Dares Say

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

See?

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Don’t try parking like this in Your Father’s Oldsmobile.

Tiny cars are part of the reason why car registration has grown by about 7000 units the past year and it’s at the highest level in SF history…