Driver whose tyres were slashed by frustrated neighbour says parking outside their house is legal


A BRIT has had their tyres slashed by their furious neighbour for parking outside their home.

The anonymous driver claimed they had every right to park on the road as it was a public street and it didn’t block anyone’s driveway.

 A British driver had his tyres slashes by his frustrated neighbour who left this message

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A British driver had his tyres slashes by his frustrated neighbour who left this messageCredit: Facebook/Spotted Thame

Posting on Facebook group Spotted: Thame, the motorist shared an angry letter which had been left on their windscreen.

The note read: “Park outside your house. Would you like it if I parked outside yours?”

The car’s owner was quick to defend their actions and said: “To whoever put this on my car and punctured my tyre, I am not parking on your or driveway.

“I am parking on a public road.

 The driver argued that it was perfectly legal to park outside someone elses house

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The driver argued that it was perfectly legal to park outside someone elses house

According to the Highway Code, you must not park:

  • On a pedestrian crossing, including the area marked by the zig-zag lines
  • In marked taxi bays
  • In a cycle lane
  • On red lines
  • In spaces reserved for Blue Badge holders, residents or motorbikes (unless entitled to do so)
  • Near a school entrance
  • Anywhere that would prevent access for Emergency Services
  • At or near a bus/tram stop
  • Opposite or within 10 metres of a junction
  • Over a dropped kerb
  • In front of the entrance to a property

“I have fitted cameras in my car so if I see anything again I will know.

“I am not parking illegally so get over it.”

While some neighbours might give you a preference over a parking spot outside your house, it is not a legal entitlement.

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Any member of the public can park outside your home, as long as they’re complying with local restrictions and not causing obstructions.

There’s also no law on how long someone can park in the same space for, unless police think the car has been abandoned and decide to remove it.

Social media users were quick to back the driver, with one person stating “It’s a public road so parking there is perfectly legal. The person that damaged your vehicle has broken the law.”

But some argued that he should’ve considered his neighbours before leaving his car outside their house.

One person said: “I’m just confused why you don’t park outside your own house. Maybe then you wouldn’t upset your neighbours.”

Another said: “‘Depends, if you’re one of the idiots who parks badly taking up two spaces, half in the road then abandons your car for the week/weekend.”

Earlier this week, we revealed the postcodes where you’re most likely to get a parking fine.





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