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Ok  Men and Women LEO's I have a Question.


I got my first Parking Citiation, Yesterday . I would like to know how can you get a ticket for blocking your own driveway?


It  states that I was parking within a Intersection? I leave in a culasac. I'm Just going to pay it. I really don't have the time to mess with it.


But I didn't know blocking my own drive way is a intersection??


 


 


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I am guessing you are bored. Hire an attorney.

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 It depends on your state laws.


The law is most likely to prevent other people from blocking others' driveways. Take it up to the court and ask them.


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I'm not bored... I want to know why would that be considered blocking a intersection?


 


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Axe for a copy of the city ordinance. Pretty simple. As I always say, we are not a society of thinkers.

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Jillian81 says ...



I'm not bored... I want to know why would that be considered blocking a intersection?


 bump.........don't  let  other's unhappiness  discourage   you from asking questions  here.


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Jillian81 says ...



I'm not bored... I want to know why would that be considered blocking a intersection?


 


An intersection is a point at which two or more things intercept. Your driveway and the street could be defined as an intersection by law. We don't know. Time to do some research if you really want to know. City ordinances and state laws..look'em up.



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Axe for a copy of the city ordinance. Pretty simple. As I always say, we are not a society of thinkers.


Sorry to be so bothersome of someone of your wisdom, yoda


 Hear i thought this was a form to ask a cop a question. silly ole me!



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 Thank you Romans and Magee,   :)


 


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Okay without reading anything but the head line  bwwwwaaahhhaaaaaaaaaaa  

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Like previous posts, blocking any travel of vehicles/pedestrian on any paved street is a problem.  Parking tickets suck though, you go to your TRUCK/car and realization........ "there is something on my window, damn it."  Parking ticket.  DAMN IT!!!!!        

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 As others have said, the driveway and the road could technically be considered an intersection.  Also depending how much of your car was in the street and not your driveway could lead to the reason.  Also, although it's usually labeled as a different citation, if you live near a stop sign going onto another road and the car is parked in the street too close to it, that could be considered blocking the intersection.

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Not knowing where you live, I offer the following from the California Vehicle code:


VC 22500  No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle whether attended or unattended, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or official traffic control device, in any of the following places:


as it applies to you:


VC 22500(e) In front of a public or private driveway, except that a bus engaged as a common carrier, school bus, or a taxicab may stop to load or unload passengers when authorized by local authorities pursuant to an ordinance.


In other words:  No person (including you) shall stop park or leave standing any vehicle in front of (meaning blocking) a driveway (including yours).  Your state law may be similar in wording.  Your city or county may likewise have a similar municipal ordinance or code(s) which may also be used which may also have similar wording.


The citation that you found on your windshield should have a code section similar to what I have posted with regards to California.  What is stated on the citation as to a definition is usually the short version.  The wording in the entire code is usually longer (like what I posted).  We can't fit all of that on a citation.  Regardless, note that there is no implied exception just because it is your driveway that you are blocking.  Notwithstanding, as with all citations, you have an option to contest the citation.

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SkoolCop says ...



Not knowing where you live, I offer the following from the California Vehicle code:


VC 22500  No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle whether attended or unattended, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or official traffic control device, in any of the following places:


as it applies to you:


VC 22500(e) In front of a public or private driveway, except that a bus engaged as a common carrier, school bus, or a taxicab may stop to load or unload passengers when authorized by local authorities pursuant to an ordinance.


In other words:  No person (including you) shall stop park or leave standing any vehicle in front of (meaning blocking) a driveway (including yours).  Your state law may be similar in wording.  Your city or county may likewise have a similar municipal ordinance or code(s) which may also be used which may also have similar wording.


The citation that you found on your windshield should have a code section similar to what I have posted with regards to California.  What is stated on the citation as to a definition is usually the short version.  The wording in the entire code is usually longer (like what I posted).  We can't fit all of that on a citation.  Regardless, note that there is no implied exception just because it is your driveway that you are blocking.  Notwithstanding, as with all citations, you have an option to contest the citation.


Bump! Every deputy/officer always puts the traffic code on the ticket. Take that number and search for it in your local/state laws. Always can call and ask your local police dept. 



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You may want to throw yourself on the mercy of the court.

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As for blocking your own driveway.  The person who wrote the citation does not know it is your driveway.  As for the blocking the intersection, I have no idea.   Take it to Court.  Or you can be a hard head and not  pay it.  Most likely that would result in the fines and late fees getting out of hand and you not being able to renew your registration plates when they expire.   Up to you.

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wiseass0282 says ...



As for blocking your own driveway.  The person who wrote the citation does not know it is your driveway.  As for the blocking the intersection, I have no idea.   Take it to Court.  Or you can be a hard head and not  pay it.  Most likely that would result in the fines and late fees getting out of hand and you not being able to renew your registration plates when they expire.   Up to you.



Bump. That pretty much is it in a nutshell.


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Wasn't there, don't know, not going to question the judgement of the law enforcement officer who was there. That's why we have court.


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In my state blocking your own driveway would be a citable offense.  Like others have said do the research in your jurisdiction.  Then put on your big girl panties and go downtown.  You can pay the fine or fight it, that part is entirely up to you.  Just don't ignore it.

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 It's not that much I was just going to pay it. I was just curious never even heard of that before.  If he feels i broke a law then I guess i did.  I will pay it and and learn from it


 


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just out of curiosity how is the fine on said citation

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wcsdc4 says ...



just out of curiosity how is the fine on said citation



 


30.OO, not that much.


 


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Just stick it in your glovebox like everyone else.


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Good morning my friend Jillian.In most jurisdictions(citys,counties,states) I have ever resided in or been in law enforcement these governments consider the curbing,parking ,sidewalk and everything up to your actual lawn to be theirs.That's why they repair the sidewalks and can legally cut down your own trees in your parking area(curbing to lawn).That is why they can and do issue citations,due to the fact that they do not recognize this as your drive,due to the fact that it is not.---As to the citation being marked as blocking an intersection,it is considered an intersection in some jurisdictions due to the fact that the drive intersects with the street.

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Well, I have to say.. I learned something new.. I parked in front of my driveway one night.. guess I was lucky I didn't get a ticket.  Never thought about the fact that the Officer would not know it's my house that I am parking in front of.. makes sense though.   


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I can't speak for other agencies. But LA policy is to enforce blocked driveways (cite and or tow) on citizen complaint. Citizen must be present on a tow request but not for the cite. Cul-de-sacs we also enforce on complaint. We cite for not parking parallel to the curb. If the vehicle has both front tires at curb it is cited for a traffic hazzard. If you're parked where the cul-de-sac meets the street, that could possibly be considered within the intersection. And I bump my good friend Dave. City property includes the aprons, parkways and sidewalks in front of any property.

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Get a copy of the Vehicle Code for your state or the local ordinance that was used. Read it and then act on that.   

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Is this ask a real cop a question.  No disrespect to leo's who are real cops but have not taken the time to get their PL star.  This response is directed to one who answered this members question as if he was a LEO.  Please find the ask a non-cop a question forum!