Just when I thought I heard everything, yesterday's news reported the growing intensity of San Francisco's wild wild west crazy driver problems in an article Hit-and-Run Drivers Strike Twice in S.F. - SFGate.com
"Just before 11 a.m., a woman driving a rental car near the intersection of Seventh and Brannan streets struck a person crossing the road. Rather than stop and help, the woman got out of the car and moved the injured pedestrian out of her way before speeding off, police said. As she fled, she ran over the pedestrian’s leg, added Officer Gordon Shyy."The City of San Francisco has very few traffic officers on duty in an increasingly dangerous city. Even worse, when they happen to catch a hit and run driver, they question whether they will even press charges!
Shortly before 11 a.m., a taxi hit a bicyclist near the intersection of Post and Montgomery streets. Few details were immediately available, but Sgt. Danielle Newman said the cabbie took off after the collision. The driver, who was not identified, was later tracked down, and police were deciding whether to book him on suspicion of assault.Since when is it up to the police to decide whether to book someone when they clearly hit and run putting someone in the hospital? Why are they supporting this conduct?
You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! - 2 Timothy 3:1-5
I had a customer from Washington recently share how shocked she was at the arrogant recklessness of drivers in San Francisco. She was deeply appalled and horrified referring to them as idiots. For me, riding a bicycle in San Francisco has become an act of faith in God Almighty. In fact, I'd like to start a Christian bike club to get bicyclists saved from hell for Jesus but many of them are anarchists and if you so much as suggest their bike reflector's missing they'll literally bite your head off. The demons on bikes, that's another thing to deal with, those anarchists 20's somethings who lie to your face with false accusations right after they scare you half to death with some aggressive psychotic false move. (Photo: My eBike from 10/30/2012, $255,000 in hospital bills!)
Meanwhile on the sidewalks the pedestrians are either staring at their iPhones talking incessantly or have ear buds and headphones oblivious to the craziness going on around them. About 50% of the people walking the sidewalks in the morning also have their coffee in hand with a zombie type of herd mentality. I know what to expect when I walk out my door in the morning.
The wise are cautious* and avoid danger;
fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. Proverbs 14-16
I only get on that bike if it's absolutely necessary, no joy rides to Golden Gate Park allowed ever since the zombies came out in full force last year especially. Everyone's waking up to this problem except the SFPD that apparently could care less being too busy escorting the President of the U.S. and other politicians around the city in huge 50+ motorcades. Last year I shot a video of traffic cops. I don't know who it was they were escorting but I noted particular arrogance of cops yelling at people to get onto the sidewalk. See video Fascist Motorcade Disrupts Beautiful Day in San Francisco.