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When you are driving on private property (parking lots, private driveways, etc.) - are you obligated to obey traffic laws? If so, in what manners are you and are you not obligated?

For example, I know I can run a stop sign in the Wal*Mart parking lot - but if I hit someone, I'm probably to blame.

What is the deal?
 

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I know you can drive without a license on private property... cause I got pulled over when I was like 11 driving on private property. The people around the house thought I was drunk because I kept going in circles.... but it was cool. '91 Geo Metro w/ a 5spd..... fun shit in the dirt... and snow.

I don't think you can get away with running people over though :p:
 

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i think u still have to but not really i guess its less strict.

for example. when u get in a car accident in a casino parking lot or parking lot thats belongs to a casino u cant report it to the police because they cant step foot on private property u have to call the casino security.
 

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on private property, not really. Since every deed is basically a "mini" nation, authorities have to be invited onto the property. So unless a facility has stated that regular traffic laws apply (ie. speed limit sign or something related to loitering or towing/traffic codes), you can drive how you want to.
 

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B Deuce said:
on private property, not really. Since every deed is basically a "mini" nation, authorities have to be invited onto the property. So unless a facility has stated that regular traffic laws apply (ie. speed limit sign or something related to loitering or towing/traffic codes), you can drive how you want to.
OK, lets say they have a 10 MPH speed limit, and I break it, what can they do? The cops are not 'rule enforcers' for private property, so does the store have any practical (other than having you leave) recourse? I think NO.
 

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Cops actually are rules enforcers for private property. Their responsibility is to prevent and regulate crimes against property and person.

In your situation, the store (or property) leadership can choose to pursue legal action against you on their own (civil litigation), or invite law enforcement in to pursue criminal action against you, be it traffic citations or violations against person or property(vandalism, physical altercations, or disturbances). Mostly, they won't waste their time unless the action was highly disruptive, hence why they don't typically waste time pursuing action against people who violate the speed limit or disobey stop signs.
 

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.tony. .riot. said:
Do I get a ticket if at the mall or a store I park taking about 2 or 3 parking spots?
No, but you'll get your car keyed.
 

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There was a flash game, where you were a Ricer that had to take up as many parking spots as possible, you could get 6 spaces by being parked 90 degrees off on the middle line :lol:
 

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Timberland said:
If you're not worried about your paint, what's the point in parking that way? Just to be a jerk?:confused:
No, I AM worried about my paint, that's why I park taking up two spaces or just far a way from the rest of the cars, close to the security guard. What I'm not worried about is someone keying my car, because I know that won't happen.
 
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