I have been noticing lots of signs lately that announce citizens’ hidden driveways. The government is just out of control. I’ve never had a hidden driveway, but I am outraged that the government would take it on themselves to point out something that citizens clearly want to remain discreet.
Let’s think about the whole point of a hidden driveway. Perhaps there are safety concerns—people do not want people driving by to know that there is a driveway there. If the thieves or serial murderers can’t find your house, they won’t break in and take your stuff or kill you, right? Or maybe you like your peace and quiet. You don’t want Jehovah’s Witnesses and vacuum salesmen coming to your door. Maybe there are other reasons, but the point is that there are good reasons to hide your driveway.
You’ve planted your trees and grass to narrow your driveway, perhaps removed the concrete and laid down dirt that blends in with the surrounding dirt, maybe even angled the entrance to hide your driveway more completely from one direction of traffic (the side towards the city perhaps, because you would rather people see your driveway in the morning on the way to work: less chance of a burglary in the morning, right?).
Along comes the state—and puts a bright yellow sign announcing your hidden driveway. It might as well read, “ATTENTION ALL MISCREANTS, MISSIONARIES, AND SALESMEN. HIDDEN DRIVEWAY AHEAD. DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY.”
This is a private property rights issue. Some people don’t mind a visible driveway, inviting all manner of pedestrians to walk up to their door and bother them, but some people hide their driveways to maintain a way of life they desire. Government needs to leave us alone. Stop seeking out hidden driveways to expose! Get a life!