Is it true what the police told me about mowers blocking my driveway?

Is it true what the police told me about mowers blocking my driveway?

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Old 08-11-2019, 03:22 PM
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This statute appears to cover vehicles but maybe not the mowers.

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Old 08-11-2019, 03:24 PM
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It’s not legal to block a driveway.

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As Blackie said, who beat me to it. (Although I’d bet a nickel the mowers would be just as illegal. )
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:43 PM
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Would it make a difference as to whether the street is owned by Developer (private) or municipality? Are the rules the same? In any case it takes a very rude person to block a driveway IF they have alternatives and so they should expect consequences.

One thing that occurred to me is that in the summer many people are gone and the contractor may have expected the property to be vacant unless there was a car in the driveway or something.

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Old 08-11-2019, 03:55 PM
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One thing that occurred to me is that in the summer many people are gone and the contractor may have expected the property to be vacant unless there was a car in the driveway or something.
All our homes have garages. Most folks park their cars in their garage so, no, one can not expect a car in the driveway as an indication that someone is home.

Any contractors who block someone's driveway is WRONG!
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:22 PM
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This incident, one of the many reasons I do my own lawn.. From the mower peoples I've experienced, the hostility, bad attitudes towards villagers is omnipresent.. Ergo, I bought the complete set, of EGO battery powered, lawn equipment..This, makes the labor easy, and effortless, nice little workout... But, I digress....

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Old 08-11-2019, 04:30 PM
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It might have been better if you just pushed the mowers away from your driveway and out into the street, left with your wife and allow them to deal with the cars that could not get through. And always remember that bleach on rubber tires will destroy them.
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:34 PM
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I would find it impossible for me to push one of those suv size mowers up a ramp into a trailor. You must be in good shape.
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:42 PM
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It’s amazing what you can do when you’re angry enough. Adrenaline.

Also police officer don’t quite get things right sometimes, they are only human. Sometimes it is worth going to their supervisor with photos. There is a story but it would take the thread off topic.
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:46 PM
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My only intent was to move the mowers out of the way so could get her car out of the driveway.
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:52 PM
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Your are welcome to review the video recording of the interaction with the lawn people and the police if you want to. Just let me know when you want to come by. best wishes, Tom
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