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private road

n. a road or driveway on privately-owned property, limited to the use of the owner or a group of owners who share the use and maintain the road without help from a government agency. A private road has not been given to a government entity (like a county or city) and accepted by that entity for public use. Some private roads are used by the public, but should be closed off at least once a year to prove that an easement of use is not allowed and to prevent a prescriptive easement (taken by continued use) from arising. (See: prescriptive easement)

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One bloke said people weren't allowed to park as it was a private road and I would have to pay PS10 to leave.
Private roads are often referred to as 'unadopted roads' as they have not gone through the statutory process for adoption by the local authority.
He was driving downhill a private road, which has a steep downward slope and he seems to have lost control of his vehicle which overturned," Kafas said.
As a result of that discussion, selectmen said they plan to take a tour of the private roads in town to check the problems they present.
Over the private road is a further larger garden and a driveway providing off-road parking leading to a detached garage.
Michael Evans has submitted an outline planning application for four-bedroom houses set around a new private road on Druidstone Road in Old St Mellons, Cardiff.
She wasn't breaking the law, because she was on a private road, but that doesn't lessen the stupidity of failing to belt up.
But the Baverstock School pupil was killed on Monday night after a car he was driving along a private road overturned.
According to the Supreme Court of Wyoming, the condemnation of a private road is not barred merely because it connects to a public road through private easements.
Accessed via a private road, this doubleglazed accommodation is situated in a tucked-away position, offering much-desired privacy and peace for the residents.
7 km of motorway between Alvangen and Ramstorp, including two interchanges, three bridges, 4 km of local road and 1 km of private road.
One security guard of a private road construction company was killed and another wounded during a gun-battle with Taliban insurgents in the central province of Kapisa on Friday, officials said.

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