Why Parking In Front Of Your House Instead Of In The Driveway Is A Bad Move
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Overcrowded Neighborhoods Are Becoming A Norm Because People Refuse To Park In Their Driveways

Not only does it make the neighborhood street narrow, but it also makes things hard for the driver entering the neighborhood.

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As I drive my car into my neighborhood after some grocery shopping, I am so surprised how overcrowded my neighborhood gets. When entering, I have realized it is not easy for me driving into my neighborhood. It feels so tight and narrow. Then I see the reason why is that because almost all the cars in the neighborhood are not parked in their driveways. Instead, they are all parked in front of their lawns. I thought, maybe the same relatives and families might be visiting and so they parked their cars there for now. But no, I found out that the ones who parked their cars are in fact our neighbors!

My problem with people not parking their driveways is that not only does it make the neighborhood street narrow, but it also makes things hard for the driver entering the neighborhood. Whenever I am driving into my neighborhood, I have to be careful not to hit any of the cars when entering the neighborhood. There are even times when I drive into the neighborhood and another car is coming out of the neighborhood, and it is difficult for both of us to give way and let each other pass-through due to cars being parked outside of their driveways. One of us would have to back up and quickly find a spot for the other to pass through.

Another thing I have noticed in my neighborhood is that my neighbor next door not only parks his car in his driveway but parks his car in front of my lawn! I get really offended when someone parks their car in front of my lawn, especially that is where I parked my car! Since my parents take up our driveway with their cars, I have no choice to park my car in front of my lawn. What's worse is that I saw so much space in the neighbor's driveway and this drives me nuts because he has so much space and why doesn't he park his car in there? I don't know what is going on, but one thing for sure is that when you take someone else's parking spot, that is considered very rude and inconsiderate!

My advice to those who live in neighborhoods and those who own cars is to be mindful of the people not only driving into the neighborhood but also to the people living in the neighborhood. A neighborhood is a community where everyone should respect each other's space regardless. If you have a driveway, please make use of it and park your cars in there, which in turn can make things easier for those entering the neighborhood and those living in the neighborhood as well.

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