Posts Tagged ‘cellphone’

“Why Cops are Exempt from Hands-Free Cellphone Law?” Oh, THAT’s Why – Nevertheless, Not a Good Look for the SFPD

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

As seen coming down Fell:

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Asked and answered, by our SJMN

Bicycle Dash Cam: Just Hold Your Cellphone in Front of You with Two Hands and Pedal Through the Panhandle

Friday, April 24th, 2015

I’ve never seen this – Brocephus was holding his mobile, almost certainly an iPhone 6+ ’cause you know, horizontally to record his ride on video:

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Look Ma, no hands!

OMG, Haight Ashbury Wireless Coverage Meeting Tonight! – Improving Cell Phone Service – AT&T in the 94117

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Don’t be a hater, don’t be like this guy:

Instead, you ought to do something about poor cell phone coverage in San Francisco.

Like what about you Upper Haight, Cole Valley, Panhandle, NoPA people? Why don’t you come on over to tonight’s big meeting regarding cell phone service.

Check it:

“October 19, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Haight Ashbury Park Branch Library, 1833 Page Street”

All right, see you there!

“Dear Neighbor,

We want to have a conversation with you about improving wireless coverage in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.

AT&T is working hard to improve wireless coverage in San Francisco. We would like to invite you to attend a community workshop to discuss our plans to upgrade service in the Haight-Ashbury. These upgrades will provide improved coverage and better wireless service.

To learn more: attend a community workshop at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Park Branch Library, at 1833 Page Street. 

This community workshop is an opportunity for you and your neighbors to discuss wireless infrastructure with us in an informal setting.  We will be ready to talk about our broad plans for the city and specific plans for your neighborhood.

We appreciate your time and the opportunity for us to have a dialogue about San Francisco’s wireless infrastructure needs.  For questions or additional information please contact 415-646-0972 or

How the Cops Can Tell That You’re Illegally Yakking on Your Cell Phone

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

The first way is that you don’t notice the green light in front of you for about four seconds. This serves to attract attention to yourself.

The second way is that that the gigantic side mirrors (or “wing mirrors” but just don’t call them “side view” cause that’s not what they are) on your SUV lets the whole world see what you’re up to.

And violating our new “hands-free law” is a “primary offense,” meaning that a cop can pull you over just for that – s/he doesn’t need any other reason.   

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The problem with this whole situation is that, in the real world, it doesn’t matter whether your cell phone conversation is hand-free or not – it’s the cell phone conversation itself that’s the problem. This fact is helpfully pointed out by SPUR, the San Francisco Urban Planning + Research Association.

Let’s be careful out there.