Ever been driving around Texas looking for a spot and saw someone standing in one, saying it's theirs?

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You might wonder if that's allowed. Let's figure out if saving parking spots is okay in Texas.

Know the Rules

Texas doesn't have a law saying if saving spots is legal or not. But that doesn't mean it's okay to do it wherever you want.

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Public vs. Private Parking

In public parking, like on the street or in lots, saving spots isn't really a thing. Everyone should have a fair chance to park.

Being Polite Matters

Even if it's not against the law, it's still good to be nice to others. Saving spots might make others upset, so think twice before you do it.

Private Lots Might Have Different Rules:

Some parking lots might have their own rules about saving spots. Always check for signs or ask before you try to save a spot there.

Use Common Sense

If you're saving a spot for a friend or family member, be quick about it. Don't make others wait too long.

Remember, being kind to others when parking is always the best policy. So, next time you're out looking for a spot, be considerate to your fellow drivers!


In some areas, saving a spot by physically standing in it or using your vehicle to block it may be tolerated informally, especially during events or in densely populated areas where parking is limited. However, it's essential to be aware that such practices can sometimes lead to disputes or conflicts with other drivers.



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