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Old 06-25-2012, 04:04 AM
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Location: Houston
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Ahhhh, sounds like you have a 1-car driveway.

I got it! I got a solution! To please yourself, your partner, the police, your neighbor, everyone here, etc. etc... park the car... on the grass of your front yard. Your convenient is still there and your car is off the street!

It may take awhile for the HOA to come up with a new rule not allowing to park on your own yard. Unless, it's there already. But in the mean time, everyone is happy .
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: H-Town
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I believe that their abrupt and heavy application of force was unnecessary, but why do you park on the street? Is it really that hard to pull into your driveway so that you don't block the traffic?
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Sometimes the HOA's are right to call the police. I met a man at an HOA meeting and he has complained forever about too many cars parking on both sides of the street -- turned out they had to call 911 for an ambulance for a family member and there were so many cars lining the street, the ambulance could not fit to come pick up the member. A few cars doesn't hurt but when it goes overboard there are issues sometimes (I would have never thought about that until it happened to him).
I agree. One or two cars is usually not a problem, but several can be. Our neighbor's garage cought fire due to a short after a power outage several years ago. There are 2 ways to our house, a short way and a longer way. Well, the fire trucks could not navigate through the cars parked along the short way, so they had to back up and turn around to take the long way, adding about 5 minutes to their response time. They barely got there after our garage caught fire too. The neighbor's garage was a total loss, along with $55K of cars in the driveway. Any longer and our damage would have been more extensive than the $12K it was - $6k garage and $6K van damage. We had 3 cars in the garage too along with the van outside.

The fire department could had arrived sooner if the cars did not block both sides of the street, and maybe the damages would have been less.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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I believe that their abrupt and heavy application of force was unnecessary, but why do you park on the street? Is it really that hard to pull into your driveway so that you don't block the traffic?

You fail at reading.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Houston
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It should have been in writing first but it is so tacky to me to park on the side of the curb when your driveway is free.. Unless your washing a car or cutting the grass it should be on your property.. Not picking on you but if one car stars then everyone else will the the property value goes down..you don't want that
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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I dont see why there is such outrage over people parked on street. If you have three cars you would have to keep pulling out the others to get yours out every time you want to go somewhere. I always park on street if one of our other cars is in driveway. Otherwise they are blocked in. Not many people have three or four car garages and when the kids get cars they have to park on the street.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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It should have been in writing first but it is so tacky to me to park on the side of the curb when your driveway is free.. Unless your washing a car or cutting the grass it should be on your property.. Not picking on you but if one car stars then everyone else will the the property value goes down..you don't want that
I dont know what neighborhood yall are in, but I dont see how parked cars on street will lower property vales.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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And the ignorance continues

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I dont know what neighborhood yall are in, but I dont see how parked cars on street will lower property vales.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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If you have a private parking spot - use it. Why clutter up a road with a vehicle that someone has to crank the wheel a bit to get around? If a hundred people drive by and have to avoid your car...well- it might not seem to be a big deal...but it's the tiny things in courtesy that make things better for everyone- The person calling the cops is a twit..with not much to do- don't worry about them.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Stinkerdener Tx
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Parking in the street is on the same mind set as speed bumps or road humps as some call them. Speed bumps on a public road is nothing more than messing up a good street imo and it slows down emergency vehicles too so please explain that to me when an HOA can get the city to install those fireman killing road 'obstacles' and yet you can't park on the street?
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