There can be no escaping the fact that whether we are very good at it or not, if you drive a car, at some point you are going to have to park it!!
Whether it is parking your vehicle on a driveway, a road, a workplace car park, a multi-story car park or anywhere else, there can be no avoiding the fact that when you take your car out on the road, at some point, you will need to leave it somewhere.
However, despite just how common parking a car is, it is a little scary to think that as many as 33% of all drivers have had their car damaged when parking!
The Quality Parking Could Be Better!
A recent survey highlighted some startling figures relating to the quality of European drivers parking skills.
A third of drivers prang cars while parking
Survey finds that 33% of drivers across Europe have damaged their cars while parking in the last five years.
According To New Research
According to new research commissioned by Nissan, a third of European drivers have had a parking incident that involved them damaging their car in the last five years.
The research asked 9,177 respondents in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain about parking prangs and found that 33% reported damaging their car in the last five years, with 16% of those suffering car damage while in the act of parking.
A Common Mistake
In four out of five of the countries surveyed, reversing is the manoeuvre that drivers find most challenging: 45% of all parking bumps come while going backwards (in Italy, 51% of bumps were caused while in reverse).
For more on this survey, please visit the Express website via the following link – http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/571884/Third-drivers-prang-car-parking
Offering a Helping Hand
Fortunately, even if you are struggling with your parking skills, a number of the manoeuvres that we teach can be applied to parking.
Visiting our dedicated YouTube channel will give you some additional insight into some of the most effective methods of parking.
However, if you would like to take things a step further by refreshing your driving skills, please contact us.