According to a recent survey, drivers would rather walk 10 minutes to find an available parking space than squeeze into tricky parking spots.
Almost half of all drivers agree that parking is the most stressful part of driving.
Drivers are often frustrated with a lack of parking information, as one in three never knows if there are restrictions in certain areas.
Some of the most feared parking spots include busy streets, streets with potential restrictions, and anywhere parallel parking is permitted.
Instead, drivers are willing to walk another five or ten minutes to snag a vacant seat.
Parallel parking was voted the most difficult manoeuvre, although overall 62% described themselves as good parkers.
However, drivers are quick to judge each other, as 78% get annoyed when other people park poorly.
Dan Hubert, CEO of AppyParking+, said: “We know that research has shown that people can find parking stressful, especially in busy cities with many restrictions and zones and expensive parking fees.
“It was interesting to see the different approaches to parking, as highlighted in our quiz.
“We encourage people to take public transport whenever and wherever they can – which not only completely eliminates parking stress but also reduces car emissions, which is better for the environment.
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“When that’s not possible, doing a parking research before driving can help save time, miles and pounds, and eliminate the rush and panic of finding parking in unfamiliar or busy areas.”
Tips for stress-free parking
Before you head out, do your research to find on and off street parking, free parking and any parking restrictions.
Parking a little further from your destination may be cheaper and easier to find – parallel streets can make a difference in cost of up to £5 an hour.
Consider using public transport to take the hassle out of parking and driving altogether – it’s better for the environment too.
Check parking restrictions as some paid parking spaces often become free after a certain time of day.
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