In a cul de sac by my childrens school we have to turn at the end to park, the only way to do this is touse about a foot of someones shared access drive to turn. the other day a resident of the shared access came out, was verbally abusive and asked me to stop turning in his driveway. I said that I would try but how else were we supposed to turn? Everyone has to do the same. He said I was just too lazy to prk further from the school..His language foul and quite threatening to a lady on her own. I collected my children and was relieved to see that he had gone. My children in the car I went to get in and he drove his truck back up and blocked the road to that I could not leave, started ranting again. I asked him to stop and said that I did not want this infront of my children, he ranted some more and then said," come to my house before collecting from school tommorrow and you and I will have a private conversation about it." I felt trapped and was in no way intending to go alone to his house.He said that he would park his truck so that no-one could turn...and sped off up his drive. I have advised the school this morning so that they can warn teacher who turn and park there. What are the rules on turning in culdesacs? His behaviour was awful in the street and I wish to know where I stand incase he starts again. He knew this was an issue as the house he bought is right by a school. Your advice would be appreciated DAWN HILL
Province/Country relating to question : UK
Are you only turning and not parking?
yes , turning infront of his shared drive and then parking elsewhere in the cul de sac.
I haveto go to work now until around 830. sorry what should i do?
I don't think you need to worry about this really.If you entered his private drive then that is an act of trespass but there is no loss so there is no claim against you.He cannot issue fines and the local council will not act upon his allegation. Contraventions have to be witnessed by an attendant. This is not a police matter so its game over.His behaviour might amount to a minor public order offence but, in truth, the police would not be interested in that at this stage I'm afraid.In short, you should not be entering his driveway but he cannot do anything about it in practice. Hope this helps. Please press ACCEPT and then I will answer your follow up questions for free. Your question will not close but I will thereafter give you related information at no extra cost.
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