The photo to the left is the remnants of a local moving van backing up to someone’s front door. This was not a pickup truck or a U-Haul, but a moving van composed of a trailer and truck. The ground was wet from the recent heavy rains, which a reasonable person might think would not be an appropriate surface to hold up a vehicle that holds an entire house full of furniture. In the center of the photo is a drainage area that had standing water in it, another indicator of wet ground.
When I spoke to the individual whose house the mover backed up to, they told me they asked another resident and were told that it was OK to drive a vehicle onto the common area, because they had done the same and no one said anything. The Notices we have sent out for the past year specifically state that no vehicles are allowed on any Common areas, so I have no idea why someone would think it was permissible.
The only motorized vehicles allowed on our common areas are the maintenance carts and they use the sidewalks as much as possible when the ground is wet. Some areas require them to cross the grass, and they do leave tire tracks on the grass; the maintenance carts weigh about 800 pounds, a significantly lower weight than a fully loaded moving van, a pickup truck, or a U-Haul truck.