@Ben, that's all well and good that you donated your van, but don't forget that many people who work in the City commute in from other outlying areas (North Bay, East Bay, etc.) and don't have that luxury. Nor can they take public transit without spending 2.5 hours or more transferring from one transit system to another. But, borrowing a car or using Zipcar or Citycarshare are good alternatives. Still, the important theme of this article was that people who own cars are being unfairly penalized when they come to the city or do business/work in the city. It's even worse for those who live here. Is it any wonder that families are fleeing the city in droves? And MUNI wonders why their ridership is down? It would also help if they were reliable and the SFMTA weren't always trying to make the ridership and car owners foot the bill for their own shortcomings and bloated budget. Even more helpful would be if MUNI would STOP KILLING their ridership by running them over!
He pleads "not guilty" when he was the one who clearly caused the accident and was cited and released at the scene. Even his attorney said that he "feels terrible about the accident." Well, if he did this and felt terrible about it, why doesn't he plead GUILTY or NO CONTEST? Man up and take responsibility! Nobody wants to take responsibility for their own actions any more these days! It sickens me that people so brazenly break the law, cause injury to others and want to shirk their duty in answering for their actions...it just blows me away...
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