Traffic is (almost) the worst
San Francisco has the third-worst traffic congestion in the country — beat only by Honolulu and the traffic jam mecca of the continental U.S., Los Angeles.
In 2011, that added up to 6 "rush" hours every day, 61 hours of delay per commuter, and about $1,266 in annual congestion costs per motorist, according to the Texas Transportation Institute.
Keep an eye out for pedestrians
In 2013 alone, 21 pedestrians were struck and killed while traversing the streets of San Francisco. In a city where about 3 people per day are hit by a moving vehicle, that's still the highest number of pedestrian deaths since 2007.
SF streets could use some work
OK, maybe a lot of work. According to TRIP, which campaigns to improve traffic conditions nationwide, 60 percent of the San Francisco urban area's roads are in poor condition — costing motorists nearly $800 extra per year in extra maintenance, more frequent tire replacement, and faster depreciation.
San Francisco Traffic Offender Program (STOP)
The STOP Unit, composed of 10 motorcycle officers, targets unregistered vehicles and unlicensed drivers by completing daily enforcement stops and monthly traffic safety operations. Fewer offenders on the streets means a safer experience (and could even reduce car insurance premiums!) for everyone.