Illegal to wash your car in your own driveway in Garden City NY?

Discussion in 'Detailing & Truck Care' started by Pikey, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. lonelywolf858

    lonelywolf858 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Cops don't really care about ordinances like this. They just have to enforce the laws/ordinances they are given. My town has a few ordinances that are even more ridiculous and no officer I know wants to enforce them but they have too.
  2. Curky

    Curky Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Me myself never said anything bad about a cop. They are just doing their job. .. they have to in force the law no matter how stupid it is..
  3. summitwhite11

    summitwhite11 Active Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    We cant wash in the summer months in my one horse town, or even water a lawn unless you are willing to stand outside with the hose in your hand and water. lol. :rules:
  4. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Not sure this is necessarily always true. In San Diego its illegal to spit on the sidewalk, but cops are selective on its enforcement (usually when the person is being a pain and now the cop is looking for more things to get them with). Speeding tickets are another example. Officers have discretion in certain areas.
  5. lonelywolf858

    lonelywolf858 Rockstar 100 Posts

    They do have discretion and how the person acts determines the outcome in many situations. The city ordinances in my city aren't up to the officer to enforce. They get in serious trouble for not enforcing them.
  6. Jamm3r

    Jamm3r Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    More of this coming due to federal clean water regulations.

    Outside of desert areas most cities have storm sewer systems that drain into lakes and rivers. The outlets of these systems are regulated by the federal government now, and the cities can be fined for pollutants. This has led to the new ordinances.

    Around here you can wash your car in the driveway as long as the runoff doesn't end up in a storm drain. That's typical of the new rules.
  7. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I could never live somewhere you couldn't wash your own car. I don't trust any car washes especially automated ones because of the paint damage on my truck caused by the previous owner having a car wash next to his dealership that he used religiously and scratched and ruined the paint with.
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    It's the arbitratry nature of how things are different in different places.

    I was in mcdonalds yesterday and went to get a refill (this was in a Walmart) and I was notified that refills are $1. I was like what?
  9. Chevy Girl

    Chevy Girl Rockstar GMTC Chick 100 Posts

    I heard about this, they're trying to do that here too. Crazy.
  10. Paladin

    Paladin Active Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    This is when I thank God I live in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although not perfect, it's laws and ordinances are not as ridiculous as places like NY and California.

    Now some of the HOAs are another story which is why I am glad do not live in one (insisted on no HOA when I was looking for a house).

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