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Throwing snow into the street

Just wondering -- what is the general thought on throwing snow from your driveway into the street -- BEFORE the plows have begun to run? Like if you found a window of opportunity after the snow stops falling, but before the plows have begun to run?

Obviously it's a no-no after the plows have cleared the street.
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I do it but I check for any cars coming and never after the plows go by.
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Check your local laws, it's illegal here. Anyone with a plow will usually plow straight across the road, which is also illegal but unless you're caught in the act no one is going to give you a ticket.
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Alright, two replies in and there's already a "check your local laws" reply.

I'm not asking about the letter of the law. I'm just asking opinions. Like for example, everyone around here shovels at least some portion of their end of driveway snow into the street, especially towards the end of the season when the banks are so high it would take a Herculean effort to lift all of it back onto your property. These people aren't trying to break the law. They're just trying to get by.
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Would you mind if your neighbor blew his driveway into yours if you hadn't already done yours?

How about the other cars that have to negotiate the additional snow blown into the street.
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Would you mind if your neighbor blew his driveway into yours if you hadn't already done yours?

How about the other cars that have to negotiate the additional snow blown into the street.
Let's try not to lean on non-equivalent analogies and think that a good point is being made. I'm not trying to get personal here, but equating throwing extra snow onto a property where someone is using a shovel or a non-commercial snowthrower to get rid of it, versus throwing it into a street where a commercial plow drives by at 45 miles per hour regardless of 1 or 12 inches of snow, is a pretty ridiculous argument.
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Would you mind if your neighbor blew his driveway into yours if you hadn't already done yours?

How about the other cars that have to negotiate the additional snow blown into the street.
With the new impeller mod he can go right ahead. Haha just kidding
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With the new impeller mod he can go right ahead. Haha just kidding
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ok so the commercial driver now deals with the extra snow you blew into the street by winging it into your neighbors drive and now he can use his shovel or noncommercial blower to clear his EOD.
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In my situation there is no need to, but back when I lived elsewhere I went to great lengths to avoid putting snow in the street. Just didn't seem right when there are cars trying to get through the street before it's plowed.

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