Asked on Nov 19, 2016

How do I stop cars from making u-turns in my driveway?

by DC
When traffic backs up on our street,people use our driveway to make u-turns.
It makes me crazy, especially when the kids are out there.
  6 answers
  • Stephanie corley Stephanie corley on Nov 20, 2016
    Can you put a gate at your driveway entry?
  • Lailoni Muscaro Lailoni Muscaro on Nov 20, 2016
    You can try putting "caution" cones (similar to what you would find in stores next to spills/wet areas on the floor) at the opening of your driveway (where the street meets the driveway ramp). That has helped us somewhat but seems to attract teens who take them.
  • Christina Gude Christina Gude on Nov 20, 2016
    You can buy inexpensive "toy" (smaller than standard traffic ones, but easier to handle) at "99 cent" store or "Dolllar Tree".
  • William William on Nov 20, 2016
    Signs are a "challenge" to most drivers. Especially teen drivers. Most of the time they won't work. Any moveable barriers will be disregarded. Parking your car at the driveway entrance will work, but is an inconvenience for you. A fixed barrier like a chain, cable or gate also would be an inconvenience to you. An electric gate would work, but would be costly. You can try any or all options here and see what works.
  • DC DC on Nov 21, 2016
    a daily search and suggestion very helpful ideas,I think I have found something. Cheap and I can leave it in my driveway. Fake rubber spikes.It looks like it will destroy tires,but it's harmless. It's called appropriately Drivewayspikes I'll keep you posted.Thank you all
    • Christina Gude Christina Gude on Nov 27, 2016

      I love it!!! Where did you buy these fake spikes? I think that would solve my problem and still cause no harm, but act as a deterrent. Thanks!!

  • DC DC on Dec 19, 2016

    Hi Christina,