Posts Tagged ‘rear view’

Angry Pedestrian Commits Traffic Violence on Masonic Avenue

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Dude was meandering down the excessively wide sidewalks of Masonic until he entered the street to block traffic, for some reason.

And then…

…he took out the driver side rear view mirror with his satchel – THWACK!

Who will calm the restless pedestrians of San Francisco?

Know Your Indestructible Japanese Cars of Yesteryear: A Starlet at Benihana, an Aging Toyota in Japantown

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Haven’t seen one of these in a while.

Rear-wheel-drive – unusual:

You Don’t Need a Pink Mustache to Become a Taxi Driver Anymore – Adding “Mirror Cozies” to Your Car is Enough These Days

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Apparently:

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Boy I’ll tell you, the people who designed, built and sold this six-figure vehicle (which, with its inducted V-8 engine, goes like a bat out of Hell let me assure you) never would have dreamed it would become a part-time taxi upon the Streets of San Francisco.

I believe this is a SideCar ride, the cozies being orange and all…

A Plaintive Request from SF to AT&T: “Please Move This Post – Cars are Hitting Their Doors & Mirrors”

Monday, May 9th, 2011

San Francisco’s Alcatel-Lucent ALP-248 LA Remote Terminal Outdoor Enclosure #5531 is protected by a metal pole what scratches cars and whatnot, so a scribe scribbed a message for AT&T.

See?

Via Eric Fischer – click to expand

So, what do you think, T? You think maybe somebody could move the pole away from the street?

(Oh, and to explain to you NIMBYs how U-Verse-style street furniture is already on the streets of San Francisco, yes, this stuff is already on the streets of San Francisco. So adding a few more (or 700 more) here and there about town (about 15 per square mile) isn’t going to change anything, fundamentally.)

The Problem with Drivers of Cars with Oversized Rear-View Mirrors

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Here’s the thing. Engineers have sweated the details to get you a rear view mirror that matches your car, so maybe it’s not the smartest thing to slap on an oversized rear view mirror inside of your ride. You think?

The people with these driving aids must spend too much time looking backwards because they tend not to look forward. So, let’s say the driver of one of these cars wants to go right at an intersection. He or she will slowly make the turn without stopping irrespective of the presence of pedestrians or traffic controls. 

Red light, yellow light, green light, stop sign – none of that matters to these people who drive as if they are the last on Earth, as if they were Charlton Heston in The Omega Man.   

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So, to review, frontwards is more important than backwards.