Posts Tagged ‘driver’
This is how we live, in 2016:
You think these ppl were just parked, checking the Facebook? Nope, they were driving at about 20 MPH inbound on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park. That’s why the hands are on the steering wheels and the phones are held up high.
Hey, do UBER drivers go about with handicap placards hanging from the rear view? Yes, some do.
Anyway, here’s the PCO again. How much time pressure is this person under if she’s fiddling with her ticketing assistance device whilst driving?
What’s that, SFMTA – you don’t have quotas, but your employees act as if they do? Sure seems that way…
This is how things started, back in aught-twelve – I thought it was just another hipster thing, but no, it was Lyft.
But after a little rain or a little urine from a taxi driver got on those things, well, this plan wasn’t sustainable.
This glowstache worked out much better:
It too is gone now, replace by the Latest Thing.
Designed by the brand creatives behind Virgin America, the Glowstache is the first Lyft icon to light up streets nationwide. Each one helps increase awareness of Lyft in your city, meaning more demand for your rides, and no chance of getting lost in a crowd. The status symbol was produced solely for top Lyft drivers. Like its three-foot ancestor, the Carstache, it’s now retired while we design the next big thing — but if you’re lucky, you might just spot one on the road.”
IDK, man, you can get away with this at around 10:00 PM or so, but the proper way to handle things during rush hour is to exit the Chevron on Masonic. Otherwise you end up blocking traffic for a minute or so, and you have all the concomitant honking ‘n stuff. JMO
Let’s hope this Prius driver sees the mistake here…
No no, no silly names for UBER Technologies, like, IDK, PLATYPUS from the GM Cruise people. Just straight up science, like something out of Breaking Bad:
Now let’s rack out to see the more of this new robot car, seen being driven at California and Sansome yesterday:
The Future is Now…
Passive-Aggressive #5 Fulton Driver Purposefully Blocks Bike Rider, for Some Reason – An Unsmooth OperatorFriday, September 16th, 2016
So maybe this bus driver thought this bike rider should have held back and not try to enter the two feet of space betwixt the moving bus and the parked cars on the right as the bus rolled its way to the Financh So the driver turned to the right and stopped, with the nose of the bus right next to a parked car, forcing the rider to pass on the left, as seen:
I’ve never seen this kind of purposeful blocking. Perhaps the driver was teaching a lesson about the wisdom of entering what was (admittedly) a tight space. That’s prolly the most optimistic interpretation.
Or perhaps this MUNI operator was having Yet Another Bad Day and this is some kind of portent.
IDK, man. A bus isn’t a toy, right SFMTA?
Here’s the fantasy, quite obviously a fever dream from somebody who doesn’t live in Frisco (and that includes the farthest reaches of Frisco County way down there in the South West Corner, you know Daly City North, you know, like ParkMerced):
Here’s the reality:
“I DO know that a lot of these Uber/Lyft cars drive like complete assholes. I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting one that blithely drifted into my lane on Franklin going about 35 miles an hour. They routinely just stop wherever they happen to be and throw on the hazards, not giving a single fuck about the line of cars behind them, which is one thing if you’re on deserted 28th and Noriega and quite another if – as I saw this weekend – you’re on very crowded Fell Street, which is essentially a three-lane freeway with timed lights and on which any impediment immediately causes a blocks-long backup. And so on. I’m not advocating getting rid of Uber and Lyft. I’ve used their services and may do so again in the future. But it seems a little crazy that we’ve allowed this many essentially unregistered cabs to flood the streets with no screening process or driver safety and etiquette class or anything. 61 cars in a relatively short time is a lot.”
I don’t object to Parkmerced, but I object to its UBER fantasy commercial.
Here I stand, I can do no other. Is that so wrong?