Summertime in Colorado means backyard barbecues, pool parties, and even a few birthday celebrations resulting in someone else's guests parking in front of your house. If you have ever wondered what Colorado law says about parking on Grand Junction's residential streets, tap the link below.

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What happens when drivers in Colorado park in front of a mailbox? It makes no difference if the mailbox is on a residential street, or if it's a large blue mail receptacle in the corner of a parking lot, parking and blocking a mailbox can result in the same penalty if obstruction is done on purpose.

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Blocking A Mailbox With Your Car in Colorado

If you are parking your car on residential streets without paying attention, you may be blocking someone's mailbox and accidentally preventing the delivery of the U.S. Mail. While this might not seem like a big deal, it is. Obstructing the delivery of the U.S. Mail is considered a Federal Crime. The sentence could include a costly fine and up to six months in jail for extreme cases.

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What Does the U.S. Code Say?

The U.S. Code about Postal Service Crimes and Violations includes over 25 sections. It's 18 U.S.C. Section 1701 that directly addresses obstruction of mail. It's part of Title 18 covering criminal procedures and crimes. Accidentally parking in front of a mailbox is one thing, but repeatedly preventing the delivery of someone's mail by obstructing a mailbox can result in a fine under this portion of the U.S. Code, and up to six months of jail time. YIKES!

Keep reading to learn more about 10 places you can't park in the Centennial State in the photo gallery below.

LOOK: 10 Places You Can't Park In Colorado

Parking seems like such a simple thing, but do you really know the dos and don'ts of parking in Colorado? Scroll on down for a look at some Colorado parking facts you probably learned years ago - but totally forgot about as the years rolled by.

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Here is a very long list of reasons you could get a parking ticket in Grand Junction, Colorado. If addressed quickly, a parking ticket can be a minor inconvenience. If forgotten, one mistake can turn into several more. Avoid these common mistakes and the annoying parking tickets that come with making them.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams

CIRCLES OF HELL: The 10 Worst Parking Lots in Grand Junction, Colorado

We asked you to tell us about Grand Junction's worst parking lots. Busy, crowded, poorly designed parking lots. Is there a parking lot at a shopping center in town that causes you to be on your guard behind the wheel? Is it all of them? Let's take a look at the ones that got the most mentions.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams