||[Apr. 14th, 2012|07:50 pm]
The Question Club
Dear TQC, |
My neighbors and I share a ~private driveway~. There are about five of us on this short stretch of road. The thing is, it has openings on both ends and it cuts through the middle of an otherwise large neighborhood, so dozens of other neighbors use it every single day.
It's sort of frustrating, because there is another road, very close and exactly parallel that is just as convenient and is a main road but for some reason they use ours a lot.
It causes wear and tear and is a risk for our toddlers, and they occasionally do stuff like knock the rear view mirrors off our cars by accident.
The thing is, we wouldn't even mind (things happen) except the town refuses to assist us with this stretch of road at all. Potholes and fallen trees are completely our responsibility, and they claim they can't enforce speed violations because it is technically private.
They did say we could do pretty much whatever we wanted to in order to prevent others using it, though. So what should we do, TQC?
Erect gates with mean looking stone lions? Put up retractable spikes? Have our kids chase the cars with eggs and water balloons?
This is pretty much non-serious, as we get along with the other neighbors for the most part, and we all have bigger problems in life, but the maintenance does get annoying and expensive. Ideas for goofy solutions would take the edge off, though!