make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

My family has a private

My family has a private road. There is no city, county, or state mainentance, and no enforcement of any issues on it. Since two miles of the road is a desolate and wooded area, it has become very attractive to partying teens and also what I suspect are drug dealers. When the authorities responded to our calls, we were told that as a private road, it is private property and while they could tell anyone to leave that they found there when responding to a call, any prosecutions would be for trespassing and would have to be undertaken by us through warrants from the magistrates. As a privately owned road, we were responsible for posting it as such. If there are speeders on a certain road that is a public road, then it is city, county, or state maintained then it is the responsibility of the authorities to patrol it. The same rules do not apply if it is a private road. My question is how is this both a public and a private road. If you think there is no distinction, have an auto accident in a private parking lot and see how many hours the state trooper and responding city cop argue before one will agree to write the accident report.


The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.