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    • AMBERSHADOW
    • By AMBERSHADOW 6th Oct 16, 7:38 PM
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    Parking
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    • 6th Oct 16, 7:38 PM
    Parking 6th Oct 16 at 7:38 PM
    HI ALL


    I wonder if someone can put me right please?


    I and my neighbour has driveways and they park on the outside bit of their house everyday ...


    Their driveway on their property which is council is full up with caravans and toot so they have to park on the drive outside the property.. sorry I can't remember the term its known as..


    Anyway there are now 2 cars parked there and one is on the verge inline with the other so it looks like they have double drive when they only have one..


    the grass is worn away and it looks awful.. anyway my point is the other car is a 4 x 4 and I am finding it very difficult to get out of my drive due to not being able to see whats coming..


    How do I stand please?
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 6th Oct 16, 7:47 PM
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    Park on the road.
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 6th Oct 16, 7:50 PM
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    • 6th Oct 16, 7:50 PM
    Reverse onto your drive rather than onto the road.
    • AMBERSHADOW
    • By AMBERSHADOW 6th Oct 16, 7:52 PM
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    • 6th Oct 16, 7:52 PM
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    • 6th Oct 16, 7:52 PM
    We have 3 cars on our drive and I have to drive on.. I thought there was some sort of law regards parking like that? especially as one space is not their driveway its the grass verge
    • AMBERSHADOW
    • By AMBERSHADOW 6th Oct 16, 7:56 PM
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    • 6th Oct 16, 7:56 PM
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    • 6th Oct 16, 7:56 PM
    Park on the road.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname


    And why should I park on the road when I paid for a driveway to be put in to park on?
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 6th Oct 16, 8:01 PM
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    • 6th Oct 16, 8:01 PM
    I thought there was some sort of law regards parking like that?
    Originally posted by AMBERSHADOW
    AFAIK there is no general law prohibiting it - but check with your council for local by-laws -especially as they own the verge.
    • AMBERSHADOW
    • By AMBERSHADOW 6th Oct 16, 8:10 PM
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    • 6th Oct 16, 8:10 PM
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    • 6th Oct 16, 8:10 PM
    AFAIK there is no general law prohibiting it - but check with your council for local by-laws -especially as they own the verge.
    Originally posted by Iceweasel
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    • cjdavies
    • By cjdavies 6th Oct 16, 8:48 PM
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    • 6th Oct 16, 8:48 PM
    Do you drive in or reverse into your drive?
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 6th Oct 16, 9:44 PM
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    • 6th Oct 16, 9:44 PM
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    • 6th Oct 16, 9:44 PM
    Do you drive in or reverse into your drive?
    Originally posted by cjdavies
    Already asked and answered.

    Reverse onto your drive rather than onto the road.
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    We have 3 cars on our drive and I have to drive on..
    Originally posted by AMBERSHADOW
    • patman99
    • By patman99 6th Oct 16, 10:43 PM
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    My local Council responded to such a problem by installing low fencing along the grass verges.
    Yours might do likewise if they decide to put in measures to prevent damage to their property.

    Your neighbour would then have to park on the road and you will be back on here complaining about how that blocks your view.
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    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 6th Oct 16, 11:18 PM
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    We have 3 cars on our drive and I have to drive on.. I thought there was some sort of law regards parking like that? especially as one space is not their driveway its the grass verge
    Originally posted by AMBERSHADOW
    I highly doubt that, if you can drive on, you can far more easily reverse on.
    If you lack confidence in reversing, then I recommend a driving school.
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    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 6th Oct 16, 11:32 PM
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    I highly doubt that, if you can drive on, you can far more easily reverse on.
    If you lack confidence in reversing, then I recommend a driving school.
    Originally posted by Strider590

    I have a 1 car drive and prefer to drive on and reverse off, due to the slope on the drive and my car being quite low it scrapes if I reverse on
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 6th Oct 16, 11:54 PM
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    I have a 1 car drive and prefer to drive on and reverse off, due to the slope on the drive and my car being quite low it scrapes if I reverse on
    Originally posted by treboeth
    If it scrapes one way, then it would have to scrape the other, as the angle of the incline/decline is the same regardless.

    I have to admit, people reversing off driveways is a bit of a pet hate, i've had several near misses with them, 2 in just this past week. They get half way across the road before they can actually see what's coming, it's just so dangerous!
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    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 7th Oct 16, 12:05 AM
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    If it scrapes one way, then it would have to scrape the other, as the angle of the incline/decline is the same regardless.

    I have to admit, people reversing off driveways is a bit of a pet hate, i've had several near misses with them, 2 in just this past week. They get half way across the road before they can actually see what's coming, it's just so dangerous!
    Originally posted by Strider590

    Strange I know my car and my drive and it scrapes driving off, but not reversing on

    Reversing off is easy if you have the intelligence, something which a lot of drivers lack unfortunately
    • facade
    • By facade 7th Oct 16, 6:33 AM
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    I have to admit, people reversing off driveways is a bit of a pet hate, i've had several near misses with them, 2 in just this past week. They get half way across the road before they can actually see what's coming, it's just so dangerous!
    Originally posted by Strider590
    But they know that there is nothing coming, because they looked before they got into their car.
    You were obviously speeding to appear from nowhere like that
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    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 7th Oct 16, 11:13 AM
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    Strange I know my car and my drive and it scrapes driving off, but not reversing on

    Reversing off is easy if you have the intelligence, something which a lot of drivers lack unfortunately
    Originally posted by treboeth

    Reversing off of my drive is really easy. You just put the car in reverse and away you go. The problem is in getting out far enough to see in either direction due to vans parked either side obscuring the view in both directions until you are out past them while turning to avoid hitting the cars parked opposite. Driving out forwards can be challenging but reversing out is madness.
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 7th Oct 16, 12:20 PM
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    If it scrapes one way, then it would have to scrape the other, as the angle of the incline/decline is the same regardless.

    I have to admit, people reversing off driveways is a bit of a pet hate, i've had several near misses with them, 2 in just this past week. They get half way across the road before they can actually see what's coming, it's just so dangerous!
    Originally posted by Strider590


    No it wouldn't. Depends on the overhang, ride height front and rear (or minimum clearance) and maximum approach angle of the vehicle itself. Unless the vehicle is perfectly symmetrical it could easily scrape in one direction and not the other.
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 7th Oct 16, 12:28 PM
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    If it scrapes one way, then it would have to scrape the other, as the angle of the incline/decline is the same regardless...
    Originally posted by Strider590
    I disagree for the same reasons posted above.

    I once had a neighbour with a steep drive with a hump at the top. He could only drive his car one way as it grounded the other way.
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    • bobshipman
    • By bobshipman 8th Oct 16, 2:09 PM
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    I've known the local council post letters reminding people not to park on verges, suppose it depends if your neighbour takes notice or not if the council went down that route.
    • Giddypip
    • By Giddypip 9th Oct 16, 4:17 PM
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    Check covenants. I have a covenant on my ex local authority house that says caravans cannot be parked on driveways.
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