Owning a driveway at the front or rear of your home can be a major convenience, especially if it is spacious enough to fit more than one car. It saves precious time and energy otherwise spent arguing with the neighbours about who parks where and when, not to mention the pesky parallel parking is a thing of the past.
But with privilege comes responsibility.
During cold, frosty or even snow ridden weather, it is the job of a driveway owner to move the snow from the driveway and place down grit so that the tyres have something to grip onto if the surface becomes slippery. Such weather is practically an early Christmas gift for children and therefore it is helpful for driveway owners to mark out their driveways existence amongst the snow by shovelling it away and placing the grit to avoid any accidents.
Speaking of children, they are known for behaving rather unpredictably, and this includes running in front or behind of moving cars oblivious to the dangers it presents- particularly when a driver is reversing. It is imperative that a driveway makes sure that it is safe enough to reverse out of or into a driveway and that the activity presents no danger to those nearby.
In June 2015, a driver in Milton Keynes fatally injured a young neighbour whilst entering a shared driveway after failing to spot him during the manoeuvre. This heart-breaking incident serves as a warning to all driveway owners to always be cautious when entering and exiting their property.
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