I told my wife to just find a traffic cone, but she gets vindictive…
We live a couple of houses into a cul de sac. On the other side of the cul de sac is an elementary school that doesn’t allow parking. People turn into the cul de sac and park on the street to walk their kids to school. People also sometimes nose into driveways in order to turn around (apparently because they are too impatient to drive all the way to the end of the cul de sac to turn around). Nobody has any issues with either of these.
The problem is there are a couple of people who pull all the way into our driveway to turn around. This really irks my wife. Especially after my 4 year old almost got run over… The garage opened, which apparently didn’t stop someone from pulling into our driveway. Meanwhile, my 4 year old ran out into our driveway to grab the newspaper (he never goes into the street – he just likes to runs down and grab the paper).
The driver was unrepentant and still regularly pulls into our driveway. This really, really irks my wife. Apparently the police will come out during the appropriate time frame to monitor, but I don’t know if that will work.
Anyway, do you think I could put caltrops on my driveway? ( picture here http://www.cia.gov/cia/information/artifacts/caltrop.jpg ). Of course I don’t want anything dangerous to pedestrians. Something that is blunt enough that will only damage a tire, and not a person. I don’t think there is a danger of a school kid walking off with one of these and causing havoc, the street is generally pretty calm otherwise.
Anyone have a feel for the legality of such a device?