Posts Tagged ‘plates’

Old Mercedes Benzes Never Die, They Just Go To the Western Addition – Introducing the New Mexico Mercedes Militia

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Let’s see here, we’ve got a G-Wagen, another G-Wagen, A W123 and another W123

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I know there’s something going on, but I don’t know what it is.

Those Mobile Billboard Trucks are Back on Market Street – Clogging Traffic, Blocking the Box – Why Your MUNI Bus is Slow

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

I don’t know, if I wanted to create gridlock in SoMA / Financial / Union Square, I think I’d hire some jackasses to drive “mobile billboards” around the block and around the block all day long. 

“Blocking the box” yesterday with a mobile billboard truck in the middle of the intersection of 3rd Street and Market:

“Hey everybody! Stop everything and look at me!”

Reverse angle – now the driver is only blocking one lane of 3rd Street:

Note the Washington state license plates.

And here’s the result of the advertising trucks. Gridlock:

Oh well.

“Blocking the box” is illegal these days, but the SFPD doesn’t really hand out tickets for that, so have at it.

Now I’ll tell you, Lyft taxi, a service that you just might like, isn’t legal, but mobile billboards, a “service” that you don’t like, are legal, more or less.

Isn’t it ironic?

Don’t cha think?

I’m just sayin’

Uh, Are There Really U.S. Navy SEAL License Plates Out There?

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

‘Cause, if so, I’m going to get one for my giant Toyota.

Wouldn’t something like this be badass?

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If a certain course case goes a certain way, that is.

Yeah, that’s the ticket, me and SCORP9, we were SEALS, yeah sure, why not?

(Hey remember when McGarrett was trying to figure out who was killing a SEAL team one by one on Hawaii 5-0? I’ll bet he wouldn’t approve of Navy SEAL license plates…)

Better Know Your California Special “Red Letter” License Plates – What Does “S3″ Mean? What Does “R” Mean?

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

I’ll tell you, if you drive around long enough with a red letter license plate, CHP officers will end up asking you what your license plate means.

The red “S” stands for Senate, as in California State. (Red is their color, it’s their thing. The lower house, the Assembly, prefers to use royal blue.)

The “3″ stands for 3rd District, like the one we have on the right side of San Francisco (and on up to Marin and parts of Sonoma County).

And the little “R,” well that means “retired.”

Note that the registration is current. Note that this retired state senator actually paid for his meter space. Hurray:

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Now, you Better Know Your California Special “Red Letter” License Plates.

Self-Loathing San Franciscan Hates SUVs But Nevertheless Owns and Operates a GMC Jimmy SUV

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

See?

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Isn’t it ironic, dont’cha think?

The Shame of San Francisco: People Abusing the California Handicapped Placard Program for Easy Parking

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Most of the cars parked in this area just south of Market Street had handicapped placards.

Here’s three in a row, the most my wide angle lens would let me take in. This is typical:

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The fact is that most of the people who use handicapped placards to park in San Francisco are abusing the system. 

Oh well.

DPT Stakeout at Costco – Disabled Placard “Street Team” – Expired Permit – Jersey Plates – Lonely Pooch

Monday, November 21st, 2011

(Check it, my first pro-SFMTA post.)

This cute pup was guarding an Acura parked on 10th Street while its owner visited our SoMA Costco (I assume, I mean, why else would anybody park down there?)

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Problem? The disabled placard hanging from the rear-view has expired. See?

So guess who was waiting for this car’s owner to show up – it was DPT’s Disabled Placard Street Team with their bright blue shoulder patches.

Les mise-en-scene avec Etat de Jardin* license plates sur la Acura bleu:

This issue could end up costing the driver thousands of dollars, when all is said and done.** (I can’t say for sure because I don’t get paid by the City Family to stakeout cars, plus I had to split. Oh well.)

Now, WWSD? Like What Would KRON-TV’s Stanley Roberts Do if he came upon this scene? Oh yes, something like this.

But, you know, I might possibly be beefier than Stanley (I know I’m taller than he but I could actually outweigh him) and, you know, I wouldn’t want to get into an another Elmo situation.

Bon courage, Acura pooch. Your owner will need all the love she can get today.

*Garden State – it’s a Jersey Thing.***

**The funny thing is that Costco has plenty of free parking. And honestly, I don’t think the good people of Costco would care all that much if you parked in their garage while shopping elsewhere. As stated, there’s nothing else going on ’round that area so it’s not like they’re on the lookout for renegade parkers. 

***YouTube, you’re too funny. Oprah + Snooki = ???

If the Little Monsters Steal Your License Plates, Simply Replace Them Using Cardboard and a Sharpie

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Don’t know if this kind of thing works, but it’s worth a shot, non?

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(You know, back in the day, we had el Markos and Marks A Lots but no Sharpies at all,* oh well.)

San Francisco is a dangerous place, full of vultures. Vultures everywhere

*Tomorrow: Daddy, what’s a Plymouth?

It’s OK to Drive Around San Francisco with Expired License Plates, As Long as They’re Not California Plates

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

The SFPD and CHP would be all over you if you cruised the 415 with a rear license plate equipped with tags from 2004.

But, if you have Nevada state plates, then it’s all good.

Apparently:

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Or Oregon. Many people love to avoid taxes and parking tickets and other hassles by using license plates from Oregon.

You’ve beaten the system, baby.

Hurray!

Van Triology: The Sweetest Ride in Town – Mi Chevy es Tu Chevy – Chopped But Not Channeled

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

And the best thing is the pair of Oregon license plates, so everything’s nice and legal.*

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*Well, maybe not legal, but feel free to get four parking tickets before blowing town.