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Is this “no parking” sign legit?

  • 14-11-2021 5:00pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,412 ✭✭✭ DebDynamite
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    I parked here very early one morning in the dark in south Dublin city. It’s not marked off as paid parking, so essentially it was a free parking space. When I came back later in the day it was only then I noticed the no parking sign. I wasn’t clamped, no angry note left, etc, so not sure if I was lucky, or if the sign has any legal basis. It was probably put there by one of the houses on the road to keep it free for themselves (each house has space for a car behind their gate). It’s not obstructing anyone, and is on a Y on the road which has loads of space in the middle. Not on the footpath either as there’s no footpath. I have seen cars parked there before also.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,100 ✭✭✭✭ callaway92
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    Surely it’s because access to the drain might be needed in an emergency? (Or something like that)



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,412 ✭✭✭ DebDynamite
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    Yeah, could be that alright. I would’ve thought there would be more official-looking signage, but that could be it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,836 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms
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    I imagine it’s not legit. If parking wasn’t allowed double yellows would suffice.

    if it was a Garda station the Gardai have a blue sign on a poll... “Garda only” as well as road markings...



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,890 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore
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    Looks more like a telecoms access cover than a drain. Even if that fcuks up it's more of an inconvenience than an emergency.



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,836 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms
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    With the numbers of cars on our roads and parking at a premium lots of people are putting up signs as well as cones outside their property... a cousin of mine does it to ensure his driveway doesn’t get partially blocked as it had been on a number of occasions weekly...even with the sign he has had to use a cone now as there is a business across the road a busy travel agency with people calling and he’s been left stuck in his driveway a few times.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,878 ✭✭✭✭ endacl
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    I presume it was ok each time because they’d only parked ‘for a minute’, and ‘there wasn’t anywhere else to park’?



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,074 ✭✭✭ blackbox
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    It is unlikely that a resident put it up so they could park there themselves. They would hardly want their own car at a no parking sign.

    More likely they want to keep the sightlines clear for when they are exiting their driveway.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭ beachhead
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    It's a privately erected sign and has no legal basis.Drainage cover or not.No applicable parking ban.You are trespassing on private property either.



  • Registered Users Posts: 490 ✭✭ Sir Galahad
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    No legal status. It's the same in Howth. Two parking bays on Abbey Street Howth are marked "Residents Parking Only" and both have no legal standing. On the street along O Connells Pub residents have put "No Parking" signs outside their houses, again no legal standing. And one dumb shi* puts FIVE cones in the space outside his house to stop anyone parking in a public space. We've had good fun telling him to sling his hook when he "interacts" with us 🙂.

    Slightly off topic but the Loading Bays in Howth Harbour (inside the harbour) are not legal either. They don't have "Time Plates" and recently the DPP's office and Harbour Master were shown the door 😁 while trying to prosecute a motorist for parking in a loading bay.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭ beachhead
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    Edit to 5.51pm post --- You are NOT trespassing on private property



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