pre.vue.69 : Driving a taxi in San Francisco. Will (static) hack it?
permalink #501 of 510: Philip Butler Smith (pbs) Tue 3 May 05 22:59
    
He's sooo much better than the Night Crappie.
  
pre.vue.69 : Driving a taxi in San Francisco. Will (static) hack it?
permalink #502 of 510: Frances Loden (frako) Mon 9 May 05 14:35
    
> "I'll DIE for my art, you (rectal openings)!"

chortle
  
pre.vue.69 : Driving a taxi in San Francisco. Will (static) hack it?
permalink #503 of 510: I am proud to have made a profession of my pathologies. (su) Sat 14 May 05 13:48
    
really hope he gets the gig.
  
pre.vue.69 : Driving a taxi in San Francisco. Will (static) hack it?
permalink #504 of 510: Your pseudonym here! (notshakespeare) Mon 13 Jun 05 09:33
    
A little taxi related news:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050613/od_nm/life_stripclubs_dc;_ylt=AkIIkQv3iUeFLPdROb0xfbgSH9EA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

or http://tinyurl.com/7cu3g

Las Vegas cab drivers should be able to earn bounties for steering
passengers to strip clubs, Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn said on Friday. 
  
pre.vue.69 : Driving a taxi in San Francisco. Will (static) hack it?
permalink #505 of 510: Hasidic bra guy (static) Mon 13 Jun 05 14:55
    
As a 'day driver' I only received $5.00 for bringing a fare to a club.
Not many people want lap dancers in the middle of the day, it seems.
The 'night drivers' get $10.00 for every person that they supply.
  
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permalink #506 of 510: durable if often-imperiled (bratwood) Tue 14 Jun 05 18:03
    
Go to Tahiti and drive turistas to the black pearl jewelers. They pay
the big bucks.
  
pre.vue.69 : Driving a taxi in San Francisco. Will (static) hack it?
permalink #507 of 510: S*L*J*O (chuck) Tue 15 Nov 05 21:13
    
Joe, I have a question of ethics.  I know what my decision is
probably going to be, but I wanted to run it past you.

Today I passed a taxi on US-101 on its way from San Mateo to SFO.
It had a top light, painted logos on both sides, and an SFO 
airport medallion painted/applied to the C-pillar.

But it had regular, private-party license plates, not commercial 
plates.

I feel for a lonely hack trying to squeeze out a living.  But a 
taxi is on the road all day long, wearing out the pavement.  I 
have the license number and other relevant information.

So, in your opinion, should I report this?  Or should I let the
poor schmuck continue to hang on by his fingernails?
  
pre.vue.69 : Driving a taxi in San Francisco. Will (static) hack it?
permalink #508 of 510: Hasidic bra guy (static) Wed 16 Nov 05 07:28
    
I suspect that it did not say "San Francisco Taxicab" on the trunk and
that it was a San Mateo County cab. If so, the only agency suffering
would be the DMV. There are, by the way, taxis with vanity plates, but
regular (non-commercial) plates is a new one on me. 
  
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permalink #509 of 510: Cleave the general ear (ronks) Wed 16 Nov 05 09:32
    
I've seen large trucks with non-commercial plates on I-80 and the Bay Bridge
from time to time also; I figured they were probably swapped over from a
passenger car.
  
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permalink #510 of 510: What a friend we have in cheeses (mcb) Wed 16 Nov 05 19:01
    
It's OK for a taxi to have "regular" plates. Many do, although the 
majority have "commercial" plates. The advantage has to do with
parking in particular zones, I think. 

The main thing to remember is that the divide is *not* "regular" vs.
"commercial", it's "used to carry passengers" vs. "used to carry goods
or equipment".  You can have passenger plates on a taxi, a
bus, or anything used solely to carry passengers. (Except probably
livery, which have special livery plates, not sure if they are
optional.) 

I'm running off to dinner, so i can't provide chapter & verse from
the Vehicle Code. 
  

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