Drivers left divided by 'petty' note slamming neighbour for parking in front of their house – but who's in the wrong? | The Sun

A WOMAN found a "petty" note on her car after parking in front of her neighbour's driveway, but it has left people divided over who's in the wrong.

The woman claims that she parked there for two days because her neighbour has a driveway they don't actually use.

The picture of the note was uploaded by Reddit user @u/deleated – and it has attracted dozens of comments.

In the note, the neighbour reminds the woman that there is an 'unwritten agreement' to let your neighbour park in front of their own house.

The note reads: "While this is a public parking space as long as you have a permit, there's an unwritten thought understood by most that we try to park in front of our own homes.

"This is especially true when you intend to leave your car for an extended period of time as you have."


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Commenters have been left divided after reading the post.

One said: "Keep parking there, but put something ridiculous like a pizza places delivery car topper on your car when you're parked."

Another said: "Honestly, I agree with the "Karen" here. They asked nicely. They aren't demanding you move. If you have space in front of your own home, it makes sense to park there and not in front of your neighbours."

A third pointed out: "Show grace. Move your car and smile and wave. You won't regret these small gestures."

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In the UK, if someone is blocking your drive, it's not technically illegal, although some might feel like it should be.

However, if their wheel is over the dropped kerb, they are committing a parking offence.

There are two types of dropped kerbs: those for pedestrians, especially those with buggies or wheelchairs, and those for drivers to access driveways.

Vehicles parked across dropped kerbs can be ticketed, even if they're not fully blocking it.

Parking very close to a dropped kerb or directly opposite it isn't illegal, even if it restricts access.

The Highway Code states that a car cannot cause an obstruction to the road, but this does not include obstructing access to private land. 

In the rare case that someone is blocking your driveway and will not leave, you can contact the council or even the police.

According to the Met Police: "If you can find the owner of the vehicle, we’d first recommend asking them politely to move it.

"If you can’t find them, try leaving a note on their windscreen. After all, they may not realise they have caused a problem. If this doesn’t work, please contact your local council."

However, they added if a person has blocked your driveway, you can report antisocial behaviour online to the police.

This comes after a homeowner revealed how they took revenge on their neighbour after she repeatedly parked in front of their driveway.

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Plus, a woman revealed that she got her neighbour's car towed after she wouldn't stop parking in her driveway.

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