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Would you park...?

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LunasOrchid · 01/12/2019 06:43

It's freezing this morning, was driving around looking for somewhere to park. All available spaces on the road taken.

Here's my AIBU... There was a space outside a house. The house has turned their front yard into an obvious drive but it was currently empty. However, there is no dropped curb leading ontonthe drive.

How many of you would have parked their?

YABU - It's someone's access to their drive with or without a dropped curb.

YANBU - You can legally park there as it isn't a dropped curb.


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LunasOrchid · 01/12/2019 06:45

Ah fudge! I didn't enable voting 🤦🏼‍♀️ You can tell I'm not used to being awake this early!

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Doidoit19 · 01/12/2019 06:52

I wouldnt park there unless in an absolute emergency. I know that technically I could but I wouldnt want to make someone else's life harder just for the sake of a parking space.

Doidoit19 · 01/12/2019 06:53

Just re read and saw there was no car on the 'drive'. I personally still wouldnt but can see why someone would if they weren't blocking anyone in.

PixieDustt · 01/12/2019 06:53


FudgeBrownie2019 · 01/12/2019 06:54

YABU to park in front of any drive.

GiveHerHellFromUs · 01/12/2019 06:54

You can legally park there but it's a dick move

stucknoue · 01/12/2019 06:56

If the kerb isn't dropped I would park there

ElluesPichulobu · 01/12/2019 07:00

no dropped curb means it is not a drive and the residents are utter dicks if they are using it as one. yes definitely fine to park there. you aren't blocking a drive way. a paved front garden is no more special than any other front garden and the road outside is normal on- street parking

AfterSchoolWorry · 01/12/2019 07:01

I wouldn't dream of it.

Kyvia · 01/12/2019 07:05

I would - it’s not a drive without a dropped kerb.

Apart from one house near me has done it and the woman there is a bit eccentric and I’d be worried she’d do something to the car.

Smileyaxolotl1 · 01/12/2019 07:14

Yanbu. I would. Obviously better not to if there are alternatives but if it’s the only space definitely do it. You can’t just decide you have a drive when you don’t. If they’re bothered they need to sort it with the council.

Smileyaxolotl1 · 01/12/2019 07:16

And just to add. I think it’s bizarre that on threads about parking most posters think it’s ridiculous for residents to suggest they own the space in front of their house- this is exactly what’s happening here and yet apparently you should park there....

Stupiddriver1 · 01/12/2019 07:16

I wouldn’t, I’d drive to the next street. If there were no spaces on the next streets as well I guess I might come back and park there.

greenlavender · 01/12/2019 07:17

I wouldn't, no.

If1knewiwouldnotbehere · 01/12/2019 07:18

Legally they're not allowed to park on their drive if the kerb is not dropped. Something about driving across the pavement.

The council actually put a bollard in front of the drive to prevent a neighbour doing that.

That said, I'd leave a note where the neighbour could find me and park there.

LotteLupin · 01/12/2019 07:22

No way would I park in front of what looks like a parking area in front of someone's house. I'd rather go double yellow and risk a ticket. Just no way.

Namechangeymcnamechange11 · 01/12/2019 07:26

It's legal, but it's a dick move. I wouldn't.

Kyvia · 01/12/2019 07:30

The council actually put a bollard in front of the drive to prevent a neighbour doing that.
Same round here. There’s a street near me where about half the houses have done this and the council carefully placed bollards on the pavement in front of each one to protect the street parking Grin

Ffsnosexallowed · 01/12/2019 07:30

I would park there. Why is it a dick move? People can't just claim bits of a public road by creating a driveway??

GiveHerHellFromUs · 01/12/2019 07:36

@Ffsnosexallowed because it's clearly an area where there's very limited parking so these people have chosen to create an area where they can park on their own property.

Everyone's saying "oh they should get a dropped kerb if they want a drive."
On MN everyone seems to have £3000pp 'spending money' each month.

Back here in the real world it costs a lot of money to get a dropped kerb that some people just don't have.
It could also be a rental property so might be up to the landlord who won't pay.

CeCeLaine66 · 01/12/2019 07:37

Tbh I don’t think I’d even notice that there was no dropped curb. Generally i just look for a driveway. So wouldn’t park in front or anywhere where it’d make access difficult, dropped curb or not.

StKnickerloss · 01/12/2019 07:37

I would, I don't understand why it's a dick move either.
It's not a drive, they do not have a dropped kerb.
Costs around £400 for a dropped kerb around here (London borough) they should buy one and not be Road stealing, pavement damaging CFs!

anypossibleway · 01/12/2019 07:39

I would. Why should they be able to park on their driveway but not have to pay for a dropped kerb.

chuck7 · 01/12/2019 07:39

It's the last place i would park but yes I would. I would move it when I could though.

Ffsnosexallowed · 01/12/2019 07:42

@GiveHerHellFromUs , exactly! If there's limited parking then they have attempted to limit it even more! If you can't afford it aren't allowed a dropped kerb then you don't get automatic direct access to outside your house. Simple.

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