A street check is the seemingly involuntary urge to check whats going on at your house when you drive past your street, or the street of a friend.
So I'm driving from work to get some beer and smokes when I drove past my street. I did a street check and noticed some cars outside my house and people sitting outside talking. Nice
I was driving around and drove past my road, did a street check, and not one car was there. Quiet day at the house, I presume...