Simi Valley, CA asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for California

Q: As a home owner am I allowed to park in front of my own driveway.My driveway entrance is on a blind curve

Simi Valley has imposed a 15 mph speed limit around this blind curve

3 Lawyer Answers
James L. Arrasmith
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Under California law, generally, it is illegal to park in front of a driveway, including your own. This rule is in place to ensure that driveways remain accessible for emergency vehicles and for the residents themselves.

The fact that your driveway is on a blind curve and that Simi Valley has imposed a 15 mph speed limit in the area does not change this regulation. The speed limit is likely set to increase safety due to limited visibility, but it does not permit parking in front of driveways.

It's advisable to follow these parking rules to avoid potential fines or the inconvenience of having your vehicle towed. If you have concerns about parking availability or safety due to the blind curve, you may want to contact local authorities to discuss possible solutions.

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Eagan, MN
  • Licensed in California

A: As a home owner, you are not allowed to park in front of your own driveway.

The fact the driveway entrance is on a blind curve and Simi Valley has imposed a 15 mph speed limit around this blind curve is irrelevant.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: In most places, one cannot. Emergency vehicle access overrides private ownership rights. Good luck

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