Soon you might be breaking the law if you back your car into your own driveway.
As part of the effort to get rid of abandoned cars contributing to blight, some City Council members are looking at how license plates are displayed while vehicles are parked in front of homes.
A proposal being considered says that if inspectors can’t see a vehicle’s tag from the road, the owner could be cited. That means vehicles wouldn’t be allowed to be covered up in a driveway, either.
“I think it’s ridiculous,” said homeowner Dave Bryant, who said he always backs into his driveway. “The main reason I do it is people parallel park on the side of the street, so if you are backing out, you can’t see traffic coming.”
But City Council members said if code inspectors can’t easily see a tag, they can’t tell if a vehicle is properly registered, because they are not allowed to walk onto private property.
h/t Unashamed Domestic Dame