Ask 2: Is it illegal to block someone’s driveway?

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Question: Is it illegal to block someone’s driveway?

Answer: Yes.

According to Texas Transportation Code Sec. 545.302, drivers cannot park in front of a driveway, whether public or private.

This also goes for blocking a driveway belonging to first responders such as firefighting vehicles.

Exceptions are made if you are loading or unloading passengers for a short time.

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