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Re: How do you feel about no turn around signs for driveway?


@Mz iMac wrote:

Truth be told, I would go to the next driveway to turn around.

 

After nearly 3 1/2 yrs of moving to the other side of town, I still get lost from time to time.  The streets are not wide enough to make a complete "U" turn.  A person's driveway comes in handy. hidemf3.gif


Like I said in a previous post, I can see that to an extent. Being lost is one thing, this is another, in my opinion.

 

Besides,  I am sure you are not reckless, leaving ruts in the grass or driving over yard reflectors. This woman in particular, living in this neighborhood, knows there is a very large wide intersection (less than 50 yards away), that everyone uses for 'turn-arounds'...and even so, driving around the block (as she basically turns around and goes back, the way she came), is very short and easy..and safer.  

 

It really makes me begin to wonder why she just does not use the 'traditonal' school bus stop at the intersection. This is not even close to her house. It is all very odd... But that all aside, I guess it is her recklessness that irks me. Get off that cell phonem to begin with. I know she might just think she is in her own neighborhood, but as the saying goes, accidents happen close to home.....  

 

We are not alone in this thinking, driving through the neighbohood, there are lots of deterrent stones near driveways and big poles and posts near edges of driveways. People have hit many of these poles and posts (and even driven over decorative stones). Heavy poles and posts. It's crazy!!! 

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Re: How do you feel about no turn around signs for driveway?

A house at the end of my block is the corner house where the school bus stops morning/afternoon. Every day a car would park right up to the corner waiting for the bus then back up and turn around in the driveway.

 

Owners of the house got tired of it. One day when I went by, I saw a couple of lawn tools laid out at the end of the driveway so the car couldn't turn around. 

 

It's not only rude, it's all about them being lazy. I don't think a No Turnaround sign will work, IMO. But I would venture to say a No Trespassing sign might get their attention. 

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Re: How do you feel about no turn around signs for driveway?

There is a house near me that I often puzzle about.  They are on a fairly busy corner, with a u-shaped driveway that opens onto each street.  They string rope between trees so that is blocks each entrance to the driveway.   So, they, themselves, have to continuously move the rope so they can use their own driveway.  Seems like a lot of trouble just to keep people from using your driveway.


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Re: How do you feel about no turn around signs for driveway?

People turn around in out driveway all the time bcz it's very wide. It used to irritate the crud out of me and I was looking at installing those spike things that car rental places have so you can't back up without popping your tire to shreds.

 

I don't know, I guess I learned to change my attitude since the only person affected by my outrage, anger and rage, was me. And they do drive over our lawn sometimes and leave marks.

Now I pray for them (corny, I know), but I say outloud "well, anyone that comes on the property is blessed" and wish them well. It's not worth my blood pressure rising and, I figure, what's torn up, I don't have to mow....

 

Having said this, and it really bothers you, put big rocks where people drive the most on the lawn. People that are that inconsiderate will not heed your sign at all...

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Re: How do you feel about no turn around signs for driveway?

Oh I am sure she would ignore a sign, no trespassing or no turnaround, whichever. And I agree, putting things out every day so she does not do it would be a pain. As I have said, hubby won't put decorative stones out. I do not care if the yard is torn up, but hubby does, and I sure hear about it. However, if there is a no trespassing sign..two things.. my luck the ones I want to come visit will stay away.. lol I guess it could deter solicitors, as well. Dog walkers and their poop on the lawn..? But my thing is, God forbid if an accident should happen, the no trespassing sign is there. 

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Re: How do you feel about no turn around signs for driveway?

Here's another one that I just couldn't believe. We have gates (the flip up kind) to enter our complex. The left side is for visitors, the right for owners and we have a bar sticker to raise the gate.

 

This is where is gets good - There is a space between both gates (about the width of a small car). Well, one day there were visitors by the left gate, I was at the right gate and lo and behold comes a car between us and right through the space in the gates.

 

Really? Still SMH

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Re: How do you feel about no turn around signs for driveway?


@jaxs mom wrote:

My neighbor at my old house would call me anytime anyone parked in front of my house as if we owned the public street. I'd tell her it was fine and I didn't care if anyone parked there. 


Now see these are the ones that get me @jaxs mom... the people who go out and post no parking signs on a public street in front of their house or who will rush out and try to force people to move when they park in front of their house... Pea brained... Unless you enjoy a private drive, and as long as parking is permitted on the street, no one owns the area in front of their house on a public street...

 

Other than when it's only an occasional occurrence, I do get the resentment about turning around in driveways, but I suspect we all do it at one time or another. Still, it is private property, can be disruptive, especially with headlights at night and when it happenes frequently is likely to lead to some sort of lawn or property damage eventually...


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Re: How do you feel about no turn around signs for driveway?


@msh8970 wrote:

Our driveway is often used as a turn-around. Been that way for years. Hubby is a neat-freak with the yard and gets ticked when people turn around in our driveway, as they sometimes drive over the yard, and if it is muddy (which often is here, ots of rain), of course it leaves 'ugly' tire tracks in the yard. So, I can see his point to an extent. 

 

He does not want to do decorative rocks or anything. Thinking about a no turn around sign. 

 

Really it does not bother me that people turn around in the driveway, but if they are leaving tire marks in the grass, that is not cool.

 

There is a lady who picks her son up after the school bus drops him off and she turns around in our driveway every day. This irks me a bit because there is an intersection roughly 50 yards away where a lot of other kids get dropped off, and several parents wait at the intersection and it is easy to make a loop in the intersection to turn around. Getting this kid dropped off by our house, I do not understand, because she obviously has to drive back to her house (large neighborhood). I do not understand why she can't wait at the intersection with the other parents, but..that is none of my business. But where she parks her vehicle and waits some 15 minutes or so, it is at an awkward spot and makes it a bit difficult for others to turn in and out of the public street. But she sits there, parked, for 15 minutes or so, every day. But that is none of my business, just venting, I guess. 

 

So, I guess in short, yes, now I kind of would like people to stop using our driveway as a turn around. Does that make me terrible..? 

 

What are your thoughts on no turn around signs..? Is it an annoying inconvenience, or is the property owner right in posting one..? I dislike maybe making neighbors annoyed, but.. I am now seeing the hubby's side of it.. and not just the lady with the school bus every day.. that is kind of the proverbial straw, I guess..


@msh8970

 

A few suggestions ......   have a couple orange cones alongside the end of the driveway (put some rocks or other weights in them) and put one or both at the end at that time of day.    OR you could have your trash can out there for a few days before and after trash day.  You only need something out there Mon through Friday, right?

 

Unless the sign was HUGE, the only people that would probably see it are the ones who pull into your driveway ... but maybe they wouldn't see it, anyway.

 

If you don't want to place some sort of obstruction at the end of the driveway, then I suggest you make a decision to just care less about it.  period.

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I wouldn't like it but I don't think there's anything you can do to stop it. One of our neighbors was having a get together and due to lack of parking places that were convenient to his guests a guy parked at the base of our driveway completely blocking us in.  I called the cops immediately. I'll put up with a lot but no one is going to prevent me from pulling out of my driveway.  Cops agreed and went to that party to find the owner and told him to remove his vehicle and lucky that he didn't have it towed. 

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Re: How do you feel about no turn around signs for driveway?


@stevieb wrote:

@jaxs mom wrote:

My neighbor at my old house would call me anytime anyone parked in front of my house as if we owned the public street. I'd tell her it was fine and I didn't care if anyone parked there. 


Now see these are the ones that get me @jaxs mom... the people who go out and post no parking signs on a public street in front of their house or who will rush out and try to force people to move when they park in front of their house... Pea brained... Unless you enjoy a private drive, and as long as parking is permitted on the street, no one owns the area in front of their house on a public street...

 

Other than when it's only an occasional occurrence, I do get the resentment about turning around in driveways, but I suspect we all do it at one time or another. Still, it is private property, can be disruptive, especially with headlights at night and when it happenes frequently is likely to lead to some sort of lawn or property damage eventually...


LOL I live in the boonies and you should have seen people staring out their windows at us when I was teaching my daughter to drive a few months ago. She needed to practice parallel parking so I needed to find some cars that were parked on the street.

 

Oh no, who are these people that are parking behind my car. This wasn't on my street but nearby. I ended up parking our other car in the street and having her use it to  park behind. @stevieb

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