Driveways are public, not private property – Scruby – 14/12/2002.
NO-ONE in Mosman, NSW or Australia owned their own driveway, Pedestrian Council of Australia chairman Harold Scruby said this week.
“Residents should stop referring to these areas as their driveways.
They are not.
Is driveway private property?
Criminal and civil law becomes blurred when the vehicle ends up on a driveway, because it is technically on private property. Once a car ends up on your driveway, the vehicle is now technically on private land – which local councils have zero jurisdiction over.
Can police book you on private property?
Generally speaking, police can only enter a private property without permission if they suspect a crime has taken place or is about to be committed.
What is considered a private driveway?
Generally speaking, driveways are short private roads that lead to a house or garage which is maintained by an individual or group. On large estates, a driveway may be the road that leads to the house from the public road, possibly with a gate in between. Example of a State Statute (California) defining driveway.
Can you tow a car that is parked in front of your driveway?
In most places you have to have the police ticket the car first, then the police can have the car towed when the car is on public property, such as a public street blocking your driveway. If you own the parking lot, such as in front of your business, then there may be different rules for towing cars.
Is it rude to turn around in someone’s driveway?
Generally it’s not going to be illegal. If you know the person doing it you can politely ask them to use another neighbor’s driveway. Unless they are using your driveway to commit a felony drug sale the police are generally not going to be that
Can a cop pull into your driveway?
Yes, the police officer can stop you and issue a ticket when you are on your driveway – based upon the fact that he just observed an “alleged” traffic violation on a public roadway