Posts Tagged ‘lesson’

San Francisco Driving Lessons: If You Go Too Far Into an Intersection, NEVER BACK UP – And Here’s Why

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Note ridiculous BMW SUV with ridiculous 20-inch wheels – see how the back-up lights are on?

You can’t do this. If you make a mistake, just live with it. Don’t try to fix it, else you very well might run over a ped.

That’s the rule.

Learn it, live it, love it.

Also note Bauer’s “Intelligent” Transportation “limousine” bus using the SFMTA MUNI DPT SFBC bus stop to pick up corporate customers?

Legal or not?

IDK.

But anyway, learn how to fucking drive, BMW people.

Street Justice, Frisco Style: Former San Francisco Taxicab Takes Up Two Parking Spaces on Fell, Pays a Price

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Let’s see here, the penalty for parking a Mercury Grand Marquis (aka Ford Crown Victoria) on the mean streets of San Francisco is, assuming that you carelessly take up two spaces, this:

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See? This car was clean when it was parked here last week.

Damage report: A little paintball action, both yellow and blue, plus messages on the windows, plus a bidness card listing your crime tucked in the driver’s window, plus a pair of way-too-low-pressure tires on the left side (owing to some miscreant letting the air out.)

I cry foul, on the vigilantes…

UPDATE: Le mise-en-scene, for those who care. Probably hundreds of frustrated drivers passed by this scene whilst looking for free parking this past week. I’ll note that the driver of the Toyota RAV4 cute-ute is far braver than I, ’cause parking a car with its nose in a crosswalk, well, that’s a paddling right there, or a $100 ticket or something…

San Francisco Driving Lesson: At Least One Left Turn per Light Cycle

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

That headline might be a little cryptic, but maybe you’re from out-of-town or something and you might benefit from the illustration below - it’s clear enough. The driver of this purple Toyota 4Runner truck just missed the chance to turn left legally because he didn’t commit to making the turn. The way to do that is to simply enter the intersection when the light turns green and then wait your turn to go left.

Maybe you’ll have to wait until the yellow or red light comes on, but that’s O.K. What you shouldn’t do is creep forward a couple of feet into the crosswalk and then sit there until the red and then wait for the light to cycle green again. Bad form. You’ll just be parked there all day that way. I cry foul.

You think you’re being safe, but you’re not. Intruding past the stop line before the green light and then into the crosswalk after the green light is also improper.

Just enter the intersection and you’ll be fine.

¡Bienvenido a San Francisco!