Today’s Headlines

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • We can expect a crackdown by the SFPD following the illegal right turn, right? On second thought, it wouldn’t do much — they’d only ask them nicely not to do it in the future.

  • Wow:

    “The rising cost of fuel and insurance is forcing one in four London drivers off the roads, a study showed today. New research shows that 24 per cent of motorists in the capital have given up their car over the past 12 months.”

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23979573-quarter-of-car-owners-driven-off-the-road-by-rising-prices.do

  • The Greasybear

    This Octavia Boulevard travesty is just the latest example of SFPD’s outrageous bias benefitting another bad motorist. 

    No department can legitimately justify ticketing day-time cyclists for riding without reflectors while simultaneously REFUSING to cite a motorist whose admittedly illegal actions injured another road user. SFPD should have to explain its “See no (motorist) evil” approach on Market Street. This is beyond ridiculous.

  • mikesonn

    If I remember correctly, the woman who was hit on Masonic while jogging by a red light runner a few months back, the driver was not cited because an officer wasn’t present to witness it happen.

  • Mario Tanev

    Revenge of the German tourists…

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