AIBU to be a little annoyed by this parking (inc. diagram!)
Charm23 · 11/10/2018 10:49
House A have guests who seem to visit on a weekly basis that always park in the spots shown in yellow. They leave just enough room for cars to get past if they are careful but this makes it very hard especially as extra space is needed to turn into House B or C. Considering that they are in the way of not 1 but 3 different houses access/driveway - do you think it's acceptable? would you be a bit annoyed? and would you say anything to them?
DH and I always have a little rant when we see this but have only moved in within the last couple of months and don't want to upset neighbours.
AnotherOriginalUsername · 11/10/2018 10:53
If B and C can't get in those spaces, they shouldn't be driving
Helpmefindaholiday · 11/10/2018 10:54
YANBU to be annoyed if it makes it difficult for you to pull on and off your driveway but unfortunately you can’t do anything about people parking legally on the street. Are the new builds with narrower than usual roads? Otherwise it seems strange that you can’t just drive past.
Seeline · 11/10/2018 10:55
Is the entrance road a normal sized road or a driveway width?
If it's a normal road, I can't see a real problem, although house B might be a bit tight. Is that your property?
Singlebutmarried · 11/10/2018 10:56
Surely B and C just reverse on?
Doesn’t look like it blocks anything to me.
Helpmefindaholiday · 11/10/2018 10:56
You could knock on a politely ask if they could park 1ft further back to give you a much easier turning circle.
Helpmefindaholiday · 11/10/2018 10:58
C&D shouldn’t be affected at all really. I presume you live at B? I can see that it makes it more awkward to get onto your drive if the road is narrow but driving off should be fine.
TellMeItsNotTrue · 11/10/2018 10:59
I would probably ignore it for now, to get in to space I'd go past it towards houses then reverse back, so you have your swing from the opposite side
Charm23 · 11/10/2018 11:00
I'm not sure why you think they aren't in the way? it's a very bizarre spot to park in and it's in the way of cars that need to get past? I think I've been too generous when drawing the diagram but it's 100 times harder to park when the cars are in the positions shown. It often means cutting over the edge of the grass and doing a 50-point turn
Charm23 · 11/10/2018 11:02
Oops.. I haven't mentioned that this is a new build area and that entrance road is a narrow road meant for 1 car!
AbbieLexie · 11/10/2018 11:02
Think I would be learning to reverse in. I spent time practising reversing into our drive when no-one was parked near. Much simpler once I'd mastered the skill to reverse into the drive.
McT123 · 11/10/2018 11:04
it's 100 times harder to park when the cars are in the positions shown. It often means cutting over the edge of the grass and doing a 50-point turn
Why? If you are coming from the left you can reverse into B and if you are coming from the right you can drive on forwards.
Ariela · 11/10/2018 11:04
I'd drive past, and reverse into my driveway to park, meaning it's easier to see where I am going and to turn more easily on driving out.
AppleKatie · 11/10/2018 11:05
We have this on our road. The visitors are parking perfectly legally. Just because you find it a bit tricky to get on your drive doesn’t mean they should change their behaviour.
In short it’s you not them.
ChelleDawg2020 · 11/10/2018 11:07
Are the cars parked blocking a dropped kerb? Or does House A's driveway run alongside the road, and them access it from off-diagram to the left?
If it's a dropped kerb they shouldn't park there as it blocks a driveway (it is irrelevant as to whether it's their own driveway). Otherwise there's nothing you can do, except maybe park your own car on the road where they want to park?
JacquesHammer · 11/10/2018 11:09
So you drive past the yellow cars, continue past space B & C and reverse back into them?
It doesn't look like that should be difficult from your diagram
Charm23 · 11/10/2018 11:14
Yeah, we're at House B. It's interesting to see different peoples opinions. Glad to see that some people do agree and we aren't being totally unreasonable to have a bit of an issue with it (it may be legal but its inconsiderate). I'll probably leave it for now but I like the idea of asking them to park a bit further back.
Helpmefindaholiday · 11/10/2018 11:21
Just to clarify, is the a car’s width in the rd to the right of where they park? If not then the rd isn’t wide enough for them to stop there. I presume your neighbours have s double drop kerb in front of their drive? Can you not ask if their friends can pull onto the pavement to make it easier to get past? I wouldn’t normally advocate this but your drawing implies this is a small culdesac.
Juells · 11/10/2018 11:25
I drive down quite a narrow road every day, cars park all along one side opposite houses. A lot of the houses have yellow lines opposite their gates and for quite a few feet along so that they can get in and out of their drives easily, without shunting to and fro. The arrangement in the diagram would annoy me too if I lived in B. You shouldn't be forced to do any maneouvering to be able to swing into your driveway. Would the council put a solid white line down the middle of that section of road if you asked them?
GrumpyOlderBloke · 11/10/2018 11:43
Yup - legal but inconsiderate. You not being unreasonable to be irritated by their behaviour.
Yes it makes reversing into your drive a little harder, but it makes it impossible to drive out.
We have one who parks on the access road to the estate- not legally as she parks facing the direction of travel - right up to my dropped curb. Now I cannot see clearly if anyone is coming and have to inch my way out of my drive.
Interferes with my swing to reverse onto my drive and so a normal single smooth movement becomes a double shuffle.
Irritating, but so many drivers seem either to have been poorly taught or are just inconsiderate creatures.
KittensAndCake · 11/10/2018 11:46
I see your point of view OP, those new build roads are sooooo narrow and that looks very tight to get to your drive. Could you knock and ask them politely to just move down a little bit next time?
10/10 for the diagram, bravo
Rhiannon13 · 11/10/2018 11:48
I'd be concerned there wasn't room for emergency vehicles to get past.
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