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Parking annoyance.

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Scoobydoobywho · 26/11/2019 16:52

I was looking outside our ds2 bedroom window at school pick up time and there was someone sat in their car parked across our drive. Am I being unreasonable to be annoyed, as I don't need to get the car off the drive as we are very close to the both of our ds's school to walk.

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Ineedanamechange79 · 26/11/2019 16:53

Yanbu, I would go out and tell them off for blocking you in.


LochJessMonster · 26/11/2019 16:57

If they are in the car then they can easily move if/when you need to leave.

If they park and leave their car then you can be annoyed but otherwise YABU.


CalmdownJanet · 26/11/2019 17:00

If they were in their car I couldn't bring myself to get worked up about to be honest


Sirzy · 26/11/2019 17:01

I’m afraid I would have invented a reason to need to go out to make them have to move!


Branster · 26/11/2019 17:06

Nah, let them be, they’ll move if you actually need to go. I see no issue with it whatsoever.


Winesalot · 26/11/2019 17:41

Love a good school run parking thread!

Could of things: Are they on the footpath? Ie. Is there footpath parking adjacent to your dropped kerb ? Are they blocking the footpath where prams, wheelchairs etc need to pass or to use your drop down to cross the road. This is certainly not ok!

I’d talk to the school about the issue if it is a constant one. The school across the road from me publishes photos of cars parked across my drop down. Particularly because they are actually illegally parked on the footpath where they do it, and this is illegal in London as they are outside of the marked bays, not just blocking me in. The perpetrators stop after they have been published.

I also pointed out that I have seen children cross right there and the cars block visibility for this to happen. Watched one child walk out in front of an oncoming car the other day. Shock Even more that our drive way doubles as our path to our door so my own DC is put in danger from dodgy parking. I have watched them and they don’t even look to see if my DC is coming or going. They just quickly pull in and reverse up a bit away from the traffic calmer.

Otherwise, if they are only a few minutes, you probably can’t do much. (Although, If they are idling that is also a big no no!)


Winesalot · 26/11/2019 17:43

Couple. Not could of things!! Gees.

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