Originally Posted by dougdirt
I have parked to close to my mail box before. Didn't get a note, but one of those pre-printed "we need more room" postcard like things. It has been a while, but I thought it said 12 feet on mine. Unless he is driving some strange sized mail truck, s/he doesn't need 20 feet.
It is the regular box-shaped delivery truck, and I am parked 10.5 feet from the mailbox like I have for the last 11 years. I have watched and this new guy can easily pull up to the box and deliver the mail. After that, he has to turn the wheel pretty sharply, but he can turn back onto the road without backing up.
When I called the post office after receiving the note, the lady who answered seemed pretty surprised. She said she would talk to the driver and get back with me. I haven't heard anything yet, but the mail carrier did deliver on Saturday with my truck in its usual spot.
I don't get the 20 feet. I don't understand why this is suddenly a problem. I can't find a distance regulation posted anywhere. Does anyone know the rule or law? It is the United States Postal System so the rules should be uniform, at least I'd think they would.