My question involves a traffic citation from the state of: Texas
I live in Mckinney and was given a ticket for parking on the sidewalk that crosses my driveway. At the time I didn't know it was against the law and I understand why it was made into law. Here is my problem. Athoulgh I have a garage I can't fit even one vehicle in it because of bikes, wagons and other stuff for me and the kids that can't be kept outside. From the house to the sidewalk is 22 feet and my short bed truck is 21 ft and the mini van is't even a foot shorter. I need room for the kids to get there bikes out without me moving cars around. I can't park on the street because then I block my mailbox. The sidewalk law is part of the Texas Transportation code that was made into law in 1995 as part of the ADA requirements. The house was built before 1990. So my question is can I be grandfathered out of this law. There is no city code for this. I'm not the only house on my street with this problem either. One of my neighbors has had three guest ticketed for the same thing and he is a cop.