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Laws on blocking driveway entrances?

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Laws on blocking driveway entrances?

Postby kienan » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:31 pm

Our drive entrance is 18ft long and 12ft of this is includes the drop-down into the road. We use the remaining 6ft to get in and out even though it doesn't have a drop-down into the road. Recently our trouble causing neighbours have decided to park blocking the 6ft without the drop-down.

Are they allowed to park in front of any entrance if it doesn't have a drop-down? I know out of courtesy people usually wouldn't do this, but they have no manners whatsoever.

Our property has been like this for years and no one else has ever blocked it.

Thanks.
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Postby anson34 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:37 pm

if it isn't a dropped curb u have no right whatsoever in fact its u breaking the law by driving over a pavement.
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Postby bing49 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:41 pm

Any one can park if there is not a dropped kerb - but they are not allowed to park over the dropped kerb - call the police if someone is obstructing the dropped kerb bit.

You are not explaining yourself very well - if you have a 12ft dropped kerb why do you need to cross the bit which is not dropped - can you not drive through a 12 ft space.
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Postby arne33 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:49 pm

Blocking a dropped kerb is definitely illegal & the Police will treat it as a crime under the fact that your access to the highway is prohibited.If it is a normal kerb then you cannot expect other people not to park there.It may be worth asking your local council to extend the dropped kerb for you & explain your difficulty or take a photograph to show them if they won't come out & inspect the situation
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Postby josephus » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:54 pm

If they are blocking access in and out of your driveway then you phone the police and report it. You have the right to come and go from your own property without hinderance.
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Postby barclay76 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:59 pm

the law is simple ..you do not park across a dropped kerb ...if you do its obstruction ..but if you have no types of lines beside the rest of kerbs outside your house then anyone can park outside ..and they are well in their right ..without being rude
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Postby oakley » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:01 pm

Regardless of drop kirb or not if your gate posts are 100 feet apart then this is your entrance and you can not park within this space. It doesn't matter about the drop kirb as you can class your drive as a "hard standing" and you don't need a drop kirb for this although you do need access to it.
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