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Old 12-06-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Yeah, I could not find any answer for blocking residential driveway either...
Wonder why is that not regulated.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I do have to say thanks because for some reason my search pulled up a thread or two that applied to Helotes. I have a feeling parking is in their rule book somewhere... Wish they could send a copy but they only have it in print and I'm across the country for a while.

For whatever it's worth, she's actually tried to go over a couple of times to get them to move. It's never the homeowner or somebody that actually lives there - it's always service people the lady that lives there hires out do who knows what. They come to the door and play the no speak english good card, then sometime later move the car or truck. I told her to carry a drawing of a tow truck over and point towards the driveway next time if it happens again; that ought to be pretty universal.

I was really hoping that somebody who works for a towing company or who's gotten a car or two hauled off would chime in but they're probably pretty uncommon.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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It's all in the Teas Administrative Code.

Title 37
Part 1
Chapter 3
Subchapter 3
Rule 3.173

Impoundment or Immobilization of Vehicles

(e) Impoundment. A vehicle is subject to impoundment under the following circurstances.

(5) parking a vehicle on any lawn, curb, sidewalk, or in any manner which creates a obstruction to vehicular or pedestrian traffic or that may damage state property.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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I'm curious about the San Antonio parking regulations - specifically about blocking driveways. While I'm not there and can't see it, I've been asked if it's illegal to partially block a driveway to the point that someone can get in and out but it's a pain to do it. According to the city it looks like it's kind of a gray area... I'm sure they'd ticket for sure if it were blocking the whole thing (because it's mentioned on the municipal court fines list here: City of San Antonio Municipal Court Parking Fine Schedule (http://www.ci.sat.tx.us/municrt/parkingfine.htm - broken link) ).

Making it an even grayer area, are the rules the same for private roads (as in, gated neighborhoods)? Thanks for helping me get this person pointed in the right direction!
scuba steve-

In my experience, in private (gated) subdivisions, issues like this are addressed at the HOA level, since the streets (and rights-of-way) in private subdivisions are owned by the HOA. The management company would be a good place to start.

This happens occasionally in my neighborhood, and it really infuriates me. For a while, I had the luxury of a policeman neighbor who would write "reminders" to people that blocked sidewalks with their cars...using the back of a traffic ticket for the message was fairly effective...

Still, there are a number of people that didn't grow up in neighborhoods with sidewalks, and it simply doesn't occur to most of them that they're being a nuisance. A friendly request/reminder usually solves the problem, in my experience.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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It's all in the Teas Administrative Code.

Title 37
Part 1
Chapter 3
Subchapter 3
Rule 3.173

Impoundment or Immobilization of Vehicles

(e) Impoundment. A vehicle is subject to impoundment under the following circurstances.

(5) parking a vehicle on any lawn, curb, sidewalk, or in any manner which creates a obstruction to vehicular or pedestrian traffic or that may damage state property.
sweet! I'm going to start calling them in and hopefully they'll get towed. That should teach them.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Kinda what I thought... told them they'd probably need to get with their management company. Even though it's not the person that actually lives there doing it, it's obvious who they work for.
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