Posts Tagged ‘car’

AN SFMTA MYSTERY: This Car was Illegally Parked on a Sidewalk Right Next to Four PCOs, Yet It Didn’t Get Cited – How Come That?

Friday, March 16th, 2018

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Here are the other three:

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Simply, PCO’s won’t cite sidewalk parking during (usually) weekly street cleaning time, barring somebody calling in a complaint about sidewalk blockage.

This is a POLICY. It might not be written down, but it’s a policy nevertheless…

My Corona

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Well not actually my Corona, but somebody’s:

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A 1969 model Toyota? Possibly.


Hit and Run Near Lippard and Chenery: See this Photo and Then See Video of How it Happened – Toyota Highlander SUV Atop Honda Civic

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Here’s the photo this morning from famous Sharky Laguna of Bandago, which if you ever need to rent a van…:


And here’s the video. from OwlMonkey:

If you have any information about this, please let somebody know

(And back in the day, regular old Civics had sophisticated double wishbone suspensions – Honda was quite proud of the concomitant low hoodline profiles. But they can serve as a wedge in chain reaction accidents, especially when high riding SUV’s are in front. Like this, from years ago:


And of course you don’t need double ‘bones to have a low hood, but it helps, and some of those origami Civics from the 1980’s were especially wedgy.)

Locals Go HONK HONK as General Motors Tests Its “Cruise” Robot Cars Specifically In and Around Construction Zones, These Days, on the Streets of San Francisco

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Here we go – southbound Masonic at Anza. The left turn pocket lane that this robot might have been expecting is now gone, due to the endless construction projects in and around the 3000 feet of Masonic betwixt Fell and Geary, so Mr Roboto patiently waits, doing nothing. There’s a short left turn arrow at the beginning of the cycle at this unusual intersection, but somehow this self-driving car (or its human driver IDK) missed that chance to turn so it had to wait like 30 seconds blocking southbound Masonic’s “fast” lane:

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Not that that’s agin the rules or anything, but blocked drivers honk-honked nevertheless.

Man, look at all the ppl riding around in these cars these days:

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And actually, if I did miss the left arrow phase, which I wouldn’t have, I wouldn’t then wait so far back for my second chance at making a left as my light went amber – no no, I’d firmly get into the intersection to show my intentions of going left, for one thing.

I’d agree that It Aint Easy To Drive In Frisco and I’ll note that it seems that GM’s finishing school for robot cars appears to have a tough curriculum, what with all the Cruises I see cruising by / stopping at construction sites these days. But…

Why Can’t Cruisey Drive?

This Richmond District Mom Appears to be a Bad Driver – VW Shows Off “PEDESTRIAN MONITORING” in the Avenues – See the Video

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Via your locally-owned and operated RICHMOND DISTRICT BLOG we discover this new ad for the 2018 VW Atlas SUV.

However, there’s something wrong with this driver if she can’t see this kid at or well before this point in time:


The VW appears to be 50+ feet from where the errant kid was soon going to be in the above.

Here’s the whole thing:

Not saying that Frisco pedestrians aren’t horrible, just saying that PEDESTRIAN MONITORING shouldn’t have been necessary here.

And just as we don’t want to lull peds into a false sense of security, we don’t want to do the same with drivers.

(And when driving on our wide wide avenues at 25 MPH or less, one has a higher safety margin when more towards the middle of this street, so she should have been more to her left, generally, assuming that no oncoming traffic was oncoming.)

(Also, no FLP (Front License Plate), which of course is required in CA. Unless you have your reg in the front window ’cause your new car is so new that you haven’t gotten your plate from the DMV yet, but the reg isn’t in the window either. That’s a MINUS 5 for Hufflepuff House, as you’ll get cited by the SFPD, CHP, or the SFMTA, the big three of area FLP enforcement)

IOW, I question the Hollywood crowds’ ability to show this safety feature in this case…

How “M Squared” Construction Tells People to Move Their Cars

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

They put an orange cone atop your ride:

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I suppose they could have you towed, but then there’d be the issue of whether they gave proper notice, which they might not have given in this case.

SFMTA MUNI workers too will cone your car if they think you’ve (somehow) stolen their space…

Here It Is, the Delightfully-Named “Auto Drive,” in the Inner Sunset – Finally a Road Just for Car Drivers – And Also in SF: “Automobile Drive,” Somewhere

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018


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Google it yourself: Auto Dr SF

I first noticed this odd notation when I was on one of my bikes, and I thought, “I can’t go through there, not on a bike.” But then later on I actually went through the thing, inside sort of an auto anyway. This Drive is kind of narrow. Seems more like an Alley to me:

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I’d love to see a street sign for it.

Au revoir, L’Avenue du Auto:

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And yes, this is official:


Say, is “Automobile Drive” the same thing? One thinks so, but one doesn’t know.

All right, happy motoring, in your quadricycles!

Lyft Tesla: How Does This Make Sense?

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

A four wheel drive Model S, for extra confusion, UBERing away in Lower Pacific Heights, the Locus of Lyft:

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So how does this work?

Buy car for $100,000. Then start paying it off through Lyfting?

Seems a lot of effort…

Punch Buggy Yellow: GSR – Der Gelb-Schwarzer Renner (Yellow-Black Racer)

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

My first sighting.

Looks like we got a renner:

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This new one goes a tad faster than the original

Going All In for SB-562, the “Healthy California Act” (2017-2018)

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

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SB-562 The Healthy California Act.(2017-2018)