We have just bought a house on a road where there are no parking restrictions. There is a secondary school in a different road about 5 min walk away. A number of students park their cars in our road and frequently park opposite the entrance to our driveway, making it very difficult to get our cars in and out of the drive. What can we do to prevent people from parking their cars immediately opposite our driveway?
Province/Country relating to question : Marlow, England
Putting polite notices on the windscreens of the cars parking opposite the driveway and restricting access to it.
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HiThank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer. I will try to help with this.My colleague asked me to look at this.Is it possible to escape even with them parked there? Or is it just much harder?
It is possible to enter/exit the driveway but it is very difficult and there is always a risk of damage to one or other of the vehicles (mine or the one parked opposite the driveway). I have quite a big car and it makes it quite challenging.
But it is possible for ou to escape though?
Yes, it is possible to take the car in/out but with difficulty.
Can I just check this is opposite your driveway? They don't over hang onto your dropped kerb?
Yes, opposite the driveway, so there is not any overhang of the vehicle over the dropped kerb.
I'm sorry for the delay. I was travelling home from court.The very limited options open to you to actually stop them parking at this location. They park, I presume, on public high Road and so you cannot place obstacles so prevent them doing so because that would be obstructing the high road.However, if they aren't parking in a way that impedes upon your passage onto the highway then there is an offence of causing an obstruction for which the police can issue tickets. It's one of the rare instances where a parking matter is still within police remit.You could also ask the local council to consider placing prohibitions at the location to deal with the issue long-term. However, if they refuse there is no way of forcing them to act and you cannot block a public highroad yourself unfortunately.I'm sorry but that's probably not the answer you wanted but it is the position that you face and I have an obligation to give you truthful and accurate information whether or not it's what I would like to say.Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer with 3 stars or bars and then I will be able to continue this.
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