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Parking over dropped kerbs

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WindInThePussyWillows Sat 20-Aug-16 23:37:07

What's the general rule or even restrictions regarding parking over the dropped kerb which gives access between your own property/drive way and the public highway?

Assuming the road you live on has no other parking restrictions in place?

LyndaNotLinda Sat 20-Aug-16 23:47:24

I think it's a civil offence. The police won't do much but it's a horrible thing to do

BaronessEllaSaturday Sat 20-Aug-16 23:53:55

It varies on where you live. Some councils do have it as a specific parking offence and will issue a ticket for it while others it is perfectly ok as long as there is no matching dropped kerb opposite.

FrancisCrawford Sat 20-Aug-16 23:57:16

If you park over a dropped kerb so as to prevent a car from exiting onto the road it is an offence.

If you park over a dropped kerb at all it is highly inconsiderate and bloody rude.

WindInThePussyWillows Sun 21-Aug-16 00:08:03

My neighbours parked over the drop kerb leading to my drive knowing I was without my car tonight following a minor accident (everyone is fine).
I knocked and asked if they had a problem and they said they didn't think I'd mind for one night and they didn't want to park over their own drive. I think their son may have just got his first car and they don't have room on their drive for it.

It's not causing my any problems whilst I'm car-less, I said they could use my drive until I get mine fixed but I didn't really understand why anyone would park over a dropped kerb, even if it leads to their own drive, odd.

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