We often expect to be able to park outside our home, and it’s useful when we can. The road in front of houses is often used for parking but residents have no greater right to that space than anyone else – or even a right for it to be useable for parking at all. It’s often a contentious point when new restrictions are introduced in residential areas, but the roads are provided so that people and goods can be moved. That we store items (cars and vans) used for that purpose on the roads is a relatively recent custom. Officers enforcing restrictions typically do not have access to registered keeper details either – so unless there is a permit scheme and they are able to match permit details to an address, they won’t be able to tell which house a car “belongs” to.