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Posts Tagged ‘prius’
Two Problematic Drivers with Zero Legible License Plates – Your Uber-ish Black Lincoln Town Car and Your #1 Seller Toyota PriusTuesday, September 15th, 2015
Both these drivers seemed to be in a big hurry, based upon how fast they were racing towards a red light, one that they should have known would have been red if they’ve driven about Frisco for more than a week (which I’m very confident they have), and yet, here’s the view you’d have as a knocked-down ped seeing them drive off.
Note where in the lane the LTC driver stopped for a red:
Let’s see here, description – it was a Town Car, black, no license plate. THIS DESCRIPTION IS WORTHLESS TO ID A CAR IN FRISCO.
And the other – it was a Prius, IDK, black, tan, grey, beige, something like that, I couldn’t read the license plate. THIS DESCRIPTION IS WORTHLESS TO ID A CAR IN FRISCO.
Our license plate scanner-reliant popo should routinely pull over these types of rides to check up on things, IMO.
Some harried drivers got a little honky when they thought the spotted this Lyft taxi driver cutting in line to park at the Trader Joe’s Masonic gro sto.
But of course, this was just a routine pickup of a TJ’s shopper with groceries.
To me, getting picked up right outside the door of the store is the height of luxury, but I’m not handicapped or anything.
This lot is not set up this kind of pick up, IMO, and yet everything appeared to work out.
And speaking of car horns, if you’re trying to say anything other than “HERE I AM” or “HEY, I’M HERE” when you’re a-honking, you’re prolly doing things wrong.
Well, I suppose it’s three peds, actually. Now let’s see how they do:
The two peds on the left act properly and the jogger ped does not.
There’s room for improvement at this intersection, SFGov/SFMTA.
Pedestrian Attempts to Jog Across a Crosswalk – Becomes Irate at Prius Driver – Displaced Anger – Unknowing RageWednesday, August 26th, 2015
Here’s the sitch on Lincoln – this ped gave a what’s-a-matta-you gesture to the driver of this Toyota Prius, for not yielding to her, basically. Then she continued to jog across one (who knows which – they all look the same to me) of the Avenues:
But here’s the thing. Peds aren’t really allowed to run into crosswalks in CA. Live it, love it, learn it, from CVC 21950:
“No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.”
Now am I saying the Prius driver was in the right? IDK, perhaps not, perhaps s/he was Idaho Stopping through his/her stop line. But any accident that would have resulted here would have been at least partially the ped’s fault.
That’s why this ped’s sanctimonious display is worthy of comment.
Joggers in the Panhandle Have Less Than a 10% Chance of Getting a Green Light at Oak and Masonic, So That’s Why They JaywalkTuesday, July 14th, 2015
And that comes on the heels of this, back in April:
The way our SFMTA has this intersection set up now is that joggers only have about 7 seconds to start crossing Masonic during a 75 second signal cycle. Assuming they don’t purposefully speed up or slow down to catch their green, that means they have less than a 10% chance of not encountering a red signal for crossing. Human nature being what it is, people jog across against the light and the resulting accident is the jogger’s fault. Check it:
Anyway, that’s why so many people are getting hit by cars at this intersection.
For whatever reason, the SFPD isn’t motivated to enforce the CA Vehicle Code upon peds, so this is the result.
If you believe in ped safety, you’d be in favor of a ped enforcement action here, to learn the joggers. OTOH, if you get paid to promote ped “rights,” then you’d disfavor a ped enforcement action here – you’d bend over backwards to displace blame. I mean, these peds aren’t “mistakenly” jaywalking, they’re doing it on purpose, right?
Choose or lose…
Presenting the “Discolyft theme car”
I’m guessing this Lyfter doesn’t moonlight for Uber…
The FROG DR’s of Golden Gate Park – If There’s a Clawed Frog-gy/ In Your Neighborhood/ Who Ya Gonna Call?Thursday, May 14th, 2015
FROGBUSTERS! [Read down starting here. This scene is a little bit away from the Lily Pond at the old quarry – let’s hope GGP won’t need too many frog docs in future.]
Another great shot via James Corrigan, this time at Stow Lake:
Uber X + Prius C = Driving North on Southbound Laguna in J-Town? A Questionable But Giddy Five-Star Drive in Uber #7FGU886Monday, April 6th, 2015
On Laguna Street looking south over Post towards Geary with the Chinese consulate on the left in the background:
You see that? An impatient Prius driver simply went around all those cars heading north by pulling into the southbound lane. Then the driver turned left onto Post westbound to drop off her fares:
Now normally with Prius drivers, you gotta wonder about their situational awareness, about whether they know what they’re doing, but in this case, the driver knows what she was doing. She was line jumping to save about a minute or so, hahaha!
Oh, and of course, she’s works for / contracts with Uber:
I’ll tell you, the reason why taxis have “paint schemes” and giant numbers painted on the side is for situations like this….