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Someone left a note on my car

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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
telling me not to park on their private driveway again otherwise next time they will arrange to have it towed. As far as I can tell it's parked on a public road. Am I wrong? There's a pic of where I parked it in first post.
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#1
I parked my car exactly where this car is parked:

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/6661/capturedg.png

and from the side:

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/3586/capturejwm.png

Edited By: flyingflea on May 14, 2011 00:34: more info
banned#2
You parked on top of someone elses car :|
#3
Hahaha no, quite clearly not on a public road!!!
#4
Depends if that is a private driveway or a road. Hard to tell. Looks like a road but depends where his boundaries end as he might be right.
#5
If his house is the only one down there it's most likely his access road.
banned#6
Looks like someone is trying to act posh and say they live in a private road when they don't
#7
ask the council if the road is adopted , if no the yes its private,

by the way is that a car park logo on the google image by the garage at the top!
banned#8
That is on the boarder to his driveway. His driveway must start from that cobbled line thing
banned#9
where does it say no parking ?

any double yellow lines?

is the road adopted ?

did you block anyone in ?
#10
The only way the car coukd be towed is if there is signs stating you cannot park there. If i was you i would not worrk just park a few more meters down the road n put a note on ya window saying i will park where i want if there is no double lines or signs stating no parking
3 Likes #11
Park there again for the lulz
#12
dog_cop
where does it say no parking ?

any double yellow lines?

is the road adopted ?

did you block anyone in ?


It doesn't say no parking anywhere but then it wouldn't if it was his drive.

Not sure what you mean by "yellow lines", we live in the shire, we don't do road markings :p

I don't know if it's adopted or not, how would I be able to tell?

Nope, def didn't block anyone in, you could drive a bus past my car into their drive.
#13
I have a feeling that, if it IS a private road and they touch your car, then that's trespass (or something).

I used to live near a major factory with a reputation for union bolshiness. To lend weight to the picketing, strikers would arrange a couple of cars to be parked on the company owned (i.e., not public) access road, blocking it and stopping the delivery trucks getting in to load up.

The thinking was there was nowt the company could do without being done for trespass if they tried to move the cars and, not being a public highway, there was no traffic offence, which meant the police couldn't get the card moved and the drivers couldn't be done for obstruction.
#14
flyingflea

I don't know if it's adopted or not, how would I be able to tell?



Ask your local council.
1 Like #15
Sorted just put a note on ya car saying you are on strike and if he touches your property again you can take action on him
Lol
banned#16
flyingflea
dog_cop
where does it say no parking ?

any double yellow lines?

is the road adopted ?

did you block anyone in ?


It doesn't say no parking anywhere but then it wouldn't if it was his drive.

Not sure what you mean by "yellow lines", we live in the shire, we don't do road markings :p

I don't know if it's adopted or not, how would I be able to tell?

Nope, def didn't block anyone in, you could drive a bus past my car into their drive.



I have a feeling and don`t quote me but there has to be some sort of sign to warn you of parking on private land..

Has the note got a phone number on it? if not I would personally knock on every door in the street and find out who wrote the note .. and point out that if anyone did try to tow my car and damage it , then I would contact the police and make a complaint of criminal damage .. it sounds like a passive aggressive note
#17
dog_cop
flyingflea
dog_cop
where does it say no parking ?

any double yellow lines?

is the road adopted ?

did you block anyone in ?


It doesn't say no parking anywhere but then it wouldn't if it was his drive.

Not sure what you mean by "yellow lines", we live in the shire, we don't do road markings :p

I don't know if it's adopted or not, how would I be able to tell?

Nope, def didn't block anyone in, you could drive a bus past my car into their drive.



I have a feeling and don`t quote me but there has to be some sort of sign to warn you of parking on private land..

Has the note got a phone number on it? if not I would personally knock on every door in the street and find out who wrote the note .. and point out that if anyone did try to tow my car and damage it , then I would contact the police and make a complaint of criminal damage .. it sounds like a passive aggressive note


No there was no phone number left on it. The road I parked on, only leads to one house. I know exactly who left it there but I don't want to say anything without knowing if I'm in the right first. I have parked there a few times in the past but this is the first time I've had a note left.
#18
Next time you park there leave a note saying if you have any issues. Provide you name address and phone number and i can report you for toughting my private property or leaving rubbish on your windscreen
#19
the road just behind the car leading to his house might be private but if you're sure you didn't park even slightly on it, park in the same place again and sit in your car, then when he goes to stick a note on it, make him eat it

even if you left enough room for a bus to get past, if you're on his private road he'll still get raged if he's a jobsworth
#20
Quote from the Highway Code;

243

DO NOT stop or park


* opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space
#21
put a note on your window telling them to go **** themselves , let them try what they want but unless there government , they cant do ****
banned#22
ignore it not causing an obstruction.

Leave a mobile number on it stating "if you require a tank on your drive let me know"

can see why they might be annoyed at you. You should cycle to work if its just to pop into town for some shopping that wouldn't bother me.

Edited By: lumoruk on May 14, 2011 05:27
1 Like #23
Thats someones drive and they actually have the right and can have it towed away.
This was discussed yesterday morning on Dominic Littlewoods programme.
Even if your not blocking the access to his house their still in the right.
Having left you a note is acceptable as they are letting you know in advance (which they wern't obliged to do) before your car ever does get towed.
Best thing to do is just not park there.
3 Likes #24
you may see this when you park there next time
[snip by DBA]
banned#25
lkscoltand
Thats someones drive and they actually have the right and can have it towed away.


Looks like the drive starts at the pebble threshold
2 Likes #26
Inactive
Quote from the Highway Code;

243

DO NOT stop or park


* opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space

Probably the most ignored law in the country! A lot of people don't realise it means in ANY direction from the junction.
People parking on junctions should be shot. But then I am a lorry driver...
#27
I'd say it starts from the pebble thing. But all he has to do is report you for parking on top of a junction. It is an obstruction, a pain in the bum and not allowed.
#28
Just park in front of the Renault from now on :)

Naaa serious all I can see is a numpty in a Vectra parked at the top of someones drive.
2 Likes #29
The thing being, is it really worth all the crap, just park somewhere different, it's not worth getting into a dispute or possibly making your car a target.
I know that's a big space if it is a private drive, but if it's his, then it's his and I'm sure you would not like him coming to your house and sitting in your garden. Its his drive for his use, he must have paid for it.

It is frustrating when people block my drive, its not big and fancy like that, and does restrict my access on mine, but it just annoys me, i don't go to someones house and uses their features, so i would like others to have the respect to not try and stop me using mine...if tht makes sense.

Just move on, and park somewhere more suitable, it's really not worth the Hastle.

Edited By: skellysgirl on May 14, 2011 09:47
#30
Whether it is a private drive or not you are in the wrong. If you have parked where the vectra is in that pic and it is a public road then you have parked illegally as per the highway code above and if it is a private driveway then you have trespassed and caused an obstruction and i believe that they can give notice to have the vehicle removed.
#31
skellysgirl
It is frustrating when people block my drive, its not big and fancy like that, and does restrict my access on mine, but it just annoys me, i don't go to someones house and uses their features, so i would like others to have the respect to not try and stop me using mine...if tht makes sense.

People always park opposite my drive causing great difficulty to swing on because of how steep the drive is, a wall and a fence. When i asked one person to move his car when i was washing my car because he would have restricted access to my drive i just got a torrent of abuse from him saying that i didn't own the f'ing road and what gives you the right to tell me where to park etc etc....I think he failed to realise that he was a)parked within 10metres of a junction and b)restricting access to my property which is also an offence. Secondly just at the end of the street about 15 metres away is a bay of 5 car parking spaces of which 4 are always free!

There is no telling some people [/rant over]
2 Likes #32
Looking at where you've parked I can't help but feel you're trying to be difficult on purpose? I can't see any reason why you're parked in such a random space
#33
I don't see it as a massive problem personally, he's got plenty of room still for anything other than a lorry! Technically you're probably wrong as stated, 10 metres of a corner. I failed my 1st driving test for this stupid rule!!!!
3 Likes #34
It's not a stupid rule. Granted here it's a residential street, with lots of space. But it's bloody dangerous when people do this on busy or more used junctions. As you have to go out into the other lane to get to the junction. You can't see cars turning in, they can't see you. Same turning out.

Op can whinge as much as he likes. Yeah you could get a hgv through there. Only good standing your ground if you are in the right. Op is parked illegally, either way so will come off worse.
#35
dog_cop
where does it say no parking ?

any double yellow lines?

is the road adopted ?

did you block anyone in ?


I have a drive...
I haven't put up signs because I wouldn't expect any one to park on my drive...
I don't have do not walk on the grass signs either for the same reason...
and who paints double yellow lines on their own drive oO

There is always a thread on here saying some **** has parked on my drive and everyone says get it towed etc..
now everyone is telling OP just park there?? oO
#36
Just do the right thing and park somewhere else unless you want to be awkward and nasty, even then you will come off worse.
1 Like #37
jrw
skellysgirl
It is frustrating when people block my drive, its not big and fancy like that, and does restrict my access on mine, but it just annoys me, i don't go to someones house and uses their features, so i would like others to have the respect to not try and stop me using mine...if tht makes sense.




People always park opposite my drive causing great difficulty to swing on because of how steep the drive is, a wall and a fence. When i asked one person to move his car when i was washing my car because he would have restricted access to my drive i just got a torrent of abuse from him saying that i didn't own the f'ing road and what gives you the right to tell me where to park etc etc....I think he failed to realise that he was a)parked within 10metres of a junction and b)restricting access to my property which is also an offence. Secondly just at the end of the street about 15 metres away is a bay of 5 car parking spaces of which 4 are always free!

There is no telling some people [/rant over]


Really annoys me, you can guarantee the whole street is empty, and people still choose to park across my drive, me and the people opposite are the only on the street with drives, so effectively they are blocking us both, there are two spaces in front of the house, don't give a fluff who parks there, but they still always seem to feel across the drive is a ideal place to park. Beats me the reasoning of some people

Edited By: skellysgirl on May 14, 2011 10:58: Edit
#38
tinkerbell28
It's not a stupid rule. Granted here it's a residential street, with lots of space. But it's bloody dangerous when people do this on busy or more used junctions. As you have to go out into the other lane to get to the junction. You can't see cars turning in, they can't see you. Same turning out.

Op can whinge as much as he likes. Yeah you could get a hgv through there. Only good standing your ground if you are in the right. Op is parked illegally, either way so will come off worse.


I meant stupid cos I failed the test cos of it. Not stupid as in it shouldn't exist.
banned#39
why did you park on a corner anyway? Should have parked properly (in front of the renault)
1 Like #40
csiman
why did you park on a corner anyway? Should have parked properly (in front of the renault)


This is from Streetview, so maybe other cars parked there on the day.

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