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https://sf.curbed.com/2017/9/26/16367440/lyft-uber-traffic-citations-sfpd-board-supervisors
The San Francisco Police Department gave the city's Board of Supervisors an earful at a Monday hearing about downtown traffic and pointed the finger for traffic violations squarely at so-called transit network companies (TCN) like Lyft and Uber.

At a hearing in front of the city's Land Use and Transportation Committee, Robert O'Sullivan, the department's commander of municipal transportation, presented a dramatic graphic to city lawmakers breaking down traffic violations during a three month period.

According to Cmdr. O'Sullivan, on a dozen targeted days between April 1 and June 30 of this year, SFPD recorded 2,656 transit violations in SoMa, FiDi, and parts of the Mission, of which 1,723 occurred on account of TNC drivers.

That would make companies like Lyft and Uber the genesis of more than 64 percent of traffic crimes in those neighborhoods.

Note that O'Sullivan says SFPD recorded cars bearing stickers identifying them as TNC drivers; it's not clear how many violations were committed on the job versus on drivers' own time.

Chart via SFPD, SFGovTV
The overwhelming majority of problems stemmed from drivers straying into transit-only lanes. Of 1,715 such violations, 1,144 were TNCs. This one error accounts for more than two-thirds of TNC-related problems.

Perhaps notable is the fact that taxis bearing city-issued medallions may use these lanes, but Lyft and Uber drivers cannot.

Undefined "other violations" were the next most common error, with TNCs behind 306 out of 567, with the next most common problem being bike lane obstructions, of which TNC drivers committed 183 out of 239.

"This seems like a class-action problem," said Supervisor Aaron Peskin. "We should take this to the state attorney general."

Photo by Vincenzo Mancuso
Since O'Sullivan specifically instructed officers to record TNC-related problems during this period, it's not clear if these results are typical of other times or reflect what's happening to other neighborhoods.

A separate presentation at the same hearing claimed that San Francisco sees 170,000 ride-hailing trips during a typical weekday. Spokespersons for Uber and for Lyft were not immediately available for comment.

This is not the first time that the city routed blame for traffic woes toward TNCs. Last December, for example, SFMTA suggested that the city should cap how many ride-hailing drivers it allows on the streets. Although at the time, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission said that blaming these companies for downtown traffic is "probably giving them more credit than they deserve."
 

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every dropoff/pickup in the city drivers double park, so every one could be a ticket, it should be legal to stop for 5 seconds to drop someone off
 

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They should mandate that if Uber wants to operate in the city then the drivers need to pass a special drivers test and speak English. Seriously, how the hell do people even do this gig without knowing what signs say or being able to communicate with pax in order to kick them out of their car?
 

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They should mandate that if Uber wants to operate in the city then the drivers need to pass a special drivers test and speak English. Seriously, how the hell do people even do this gig without knowing what signs say or being able to communicate with pax in order to kick them out of their car?
Lyft actively promotes and does marketing campaigns towards drivers that only speak Spanish. FYI.

https://sf.curbed.com/2017/9/26/16367440/lyft-uber-traffic-citations-sfpd-board-supervisors
The San Francisco Police Department gave the city's Board of Supervisors an earful at a Monday hearing about downtown traffic and pointed the finger for traffic violations squarely at so-called transit network companies (TCN) like Lyft and Uber.

At a hearing in front of the city's Land Use and Transportation Committee, Robert O'Sullivan, the department's commander of municipal transportation, presented a dramatic graphic to city lawmakers breaking down traffic violations during a three month period.

According to Cmdr. O'Sullivan, on a dozen targeted days between April 1 and June 30 of this year, SFPD recorded 2,656 transit violations in SoMa, FiDi, and parts of the Mission, of which 1,723 occurred on account of TNC drivers.

That would make companies like Lyft and Uber the genesis of more than 64 percent of traffic crimes in those neighborhoods.

Note that O'Sullivan says SFPD recorded cars bearing stickers identifying them as TNC drivers; it's not clear how many violations were committed on the job versus on drivers' own time.

Chart via SFPD, SFGovTV
The overwhelming majority of problems stemmed from drivers straying into transit-only lanes. Of 1,715 such violations, 1,144 were TNCs. This one error accounts for more than two-thirds of TNC-related problems.

Perhaps notable is the fact that taxis bearing city-issued medallions may use these lanes, but Lyft and Uber drivers cannot.

Undefined "other violations" were the next most common error, with TNCs behind 306 out of 567, with the next most common problem being bike lane obstructions, of which TNC drivers committed 183 out of 239.

"This seems like a class-action problem," said Supervisor Aaron Peskin. "We should take this to the state attorney general."

Photo by Vincenzo Mancuso
Since O'Sullivan specifically instructed officers to record TNC-related problems during this period, it's not clear if these results are typical of other times or reflect what's happening to other neighborhoods.

A separate presentation at the same hearing claimed that San Francisco sees 170,000 ride-hailing trips during a typical weekday. Spokespersons for Uber and for Lyft were not immediately available for comment.

This is not the first time that the city routed blame for traffic woes toward TNCs. Last December, for example, SFMTA suggested that the city should cap how many ride-hailing drivers it allows on the streets. Although at the time, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission said that blaming these companies for downtown traffic is "probably giving them more credit than they deserve."
Class action problem? How PRECIOUS is this quote? LMAO, sheeple.

 

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At least 50% of street symbols require no language other than red=no. Most violations are knowingly made. As stated it's easy if the city wants to make citation issuance slant to a rideshare majority, we make it extremely easy for them to do so.
 

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They should mandate that if Uber wants to operate in the city then the drivers need to pass a special drivers test and speak English. Seriously, how the hell do people even do this gig without knowing what signs say or being able to communicate with pax in order to kick them out of their car?
Same way deaf drivers do. And they passed the driving test - including the written section.

It has been proven that people learn best in their first language. I know I do. That doesn't preclude them from being functionally bilingual.
 

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They should mandate that if Uber wants to operate in the city then the drivers need to pass a special drivers test and speak English. Seriously, how the hell do people even do this gig without knowing what signs say or being able to communicate with pax in order to kick them out of their car?
Uber and the city are Making bank with those clueless ants drivers, why would they wanna educate them ?
 
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