Parking in front of other people's homes

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Curious

Troy, MI

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Sep 22, 2011
 

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Why do people think it's ok to park their vehicles in front of their neighbor's homes when they have (1) a driveway (which has no cars in it or maybe one car) and (2) a garage? Why can't they park in front of their own home and if there isn't enough room, use their own driveway?!
bob

Macomb, MI

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Sep 22, 2011
 
because some people are dumb.Don't waste your time wondering why people are idiots
Curious

Troy, MI

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Sep 23, 2011
 

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Not wasting my time wondering - just pissed of because it's been happening to us for months now!
Big dawg

Sterling Heights, MI

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Sep 24, 2011
 
Do you live on gainsley
TakeAMinToThink

Warren, MI

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Sep 24, 2011
 

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It drives my Dad absolutely crazy when his neighbors park in front of his home. I don't know why.... maybe because they have junky cars, are loud and obnoxious at night, have their garbage thrown everywhere and are just plain not good neighbors. I can't blame anyone for having a junky car, times are tough and you take or use what you can to get around, the other things are uncalled for.

I park my car in front of my neighbor's house because I have a fire hydrant in front of my home. So, no parking there, although you would be amazed at how many people do it anyway. It drives my neighbor crazy me parking there, but no room in garage, no room in driveway. I understand it bothers her, I wish she would also understand though how much everything about the upkeep of her home bothers the other neighbors next to her and across the street. Everyone comments about the poor condition, but she has friends in Warren, so..........

I have alot to store in the garage and two kids with cars and do not have a double driveway or I would be much more happy to park in my driveway than the street! Trust me....
Curious

Troy, MI

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Sep 26, 2011
 

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I understand about the fire hydrant issue, but it's still no excuse to park in front of your neighbors house. I too have a lot of stuff in my garage, have 2 teenagers and 4 vehicles but I still park my vehicles in my driveway. One behind the gate and the others in the driveway. We have a single driveway and either park in the order the vehicles are going to leave or move vehicles as we need to. No excuses!
Curious

Troy, MI

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Sep 26, 2011
 
Big dawg wrote:
Do you live on gainsley
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Just Thinking

Dublin, OH

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Sep 26, 2011
 
I don't care who parks in front of my house but I do notice when they leave the last two or three feet of their car hanging over my driveway. It makes it pretty tough to get in and out especially when somebody is parked across the street. I try not to pay too much attention to things like that. Every day is a gift and I'll not waste time worrying about things I really can't change.
Curious

Troy, MI

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Sep 27, 2011
 
Sorry to hear that your neighbors block your driveway. It's just common courtesy. It's ok if it's once in awhile but come on every day and move the car around the block so you don't get a ticket for it not being moved in 24-48 hours. Obviously they know they are doing something wrong!
Curious

Troy, MI

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Feb 20, 2012
 
Oops - forgot to update this but the car was finally removed after the police drove by the vehicle really slow one evening a couple months ago. I was not the person to contact the City but obviously somebody else was just as annoyed as I was.
Susie-Q

Woonsocket, RI

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Aug 22, 2012
 

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If you do not have enough room to park in front of your own house you either need to move or get rid of some of your stuff. Pretty soon you will be taking over your neighbors closets too>
Really

Sterling Heights, MI

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Aug 27, 2012
 

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You wonder why someone parks on a public street? You don't own the street in front of your house. As long as they aren't blocking your mailbox or driveway they have a perfect right to park in the street.
My goodness, what gave you such a sense of entitlement?
Same Issue

Springfield, MO

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Oct 28, 2012
 
well we are haing the same problem.... this was a vacant house before we bought it we are assuming the got in a habit of doing this. I am not saying (@ Really) im entitled to the road... But i feel like they should be more aware that this is a real eye sore to look at.. Plus if my son who's 9 wants to open his curtains and blinds to let light in and to save money on elec. How am I supposed to know that this visitor to my nieghbors is not a offender??? they are not but that doesnt mean anything... I am calling my zoning people to see what i can find out
Lamar

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#15
Jan 26, 2013
 
There is nothing illegal about parking there, but it sure is a jerk move if they feel it's necessary to park in front of your house when there is room in front of their own house. People are rude and don't care one bit about you. You should park your car in front of their house, see if they have a problem with it. Sometimes the only way to handle jerks is to be one.
Whitey McWhiterson

Novi, MI

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Jan 28, 2013
 
I put my bumper against cars and move them. Especially if they are hanging over my driveway, then they get pushed far down the street.
Get a life try that

Denver, CO

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Feb 8, 2013
 

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Really wrote:
You wonder why someone parks on a public street? You don't own the street in front of your house. As long as they aren't blocking your mailbox or driveway they have a perfect right to park in the street.
My goodness, what gave you such a sense of entitlement?
I agree 100%. I don't do it to make my nieghbor mad. I do it because of lack of parking. People do it to me,sorry but I don't waste my day looking out my window waiting for people to park in front of my house. These people would have issues if they lived in Chicago. If you park your car to far away from your house it is easy to get shot that way in a big city or mugged. So think about that. Now what would you do? Criminal watch people parking in Chicago so if you don't have to worry about this good for you. I do have to worry about this. Get over it!
Get a life try that

Denver, CO

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Just Thinking wrote:
I don't care who parks in front of my house but I do notice when they leave the last two or three feet of their car hanging over my driveway. It makes it pretty tough to get in and out especially when somebody is parked across the street. I try not to pay too much attention to things like that. Every day is a gift and I'll not waste time worrying about things I really can't change.
I agree one should never block a nieghbor's drive or mailbox but come on people need to get a life parking in front of someone's house. What is next ? You can only own one car cause your nieghbor says so. I don't want my wife walking three blocks to her car. 548Think about something else because it will happen and people will not stop. When these parking freaks buy a city then they can tell me not to park in front of their house. Or they tell the person that took my space I get over it. Advice to all the parking freaks out there get a life! Really! Is this all you dwell on.
Me thats who

Aurora, CO

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Mar 27, 2013
 

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Really wrote:
You wonder why someone parks on a public street? You don't own the street in front of your house. As long as they aren't blocking your mailbox or driveway they have a perfect right to park in the street.
My goodness, what gave you such a sense of entitlement?
Well you would care if all you saw outside your window every day was a piece of junk!! I've got two of them right outside my window! All we see are Junkers in front of our house...our house is nicely kept but it looks like we are the junk car collectors!! Keep your junk to yourself, thank you very much!
jc k

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Dec 23, 2013
 
Really wrote:
You wonder why someone parks on a public street? You don't own the street in front of your house. As long as they aren't blocking your mailbox or driveway they have a perfect right to park in the street.
My goodness, what gave you such a sense of entitlement?
common courtesy & its rude & everything else thats not good. Park your ride in front of your house
Jmw

Marlboro, NJ

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Jan 4, 2014
 
I live in a neighborhood with plenty of parking and homes that all have drive ways & garages. Yet, the ass across the street continues to park in front of my house and on many occassions block my mailbox. When I called the police if it's not parked illegally they can't do anything. We did say something to the neighbor to no avail. I feel like buying the cheapest, broken down cars and parking in front of their homes. People are so inconsiderate and annoying. The police also have proven to be good for nothing.

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