How you park your car says a lot about who you are – take the quiz

Almost half of drivers agree that parking is the most stressful part of driving – a quarter get nervous about parking somewhere they shouldn’t

Parallel parking is one of the most feared maneuvers, and what most people consider to be the worst
Parallel parking is one of the most feared maneuvers, and what most people consider to be the worst

When it comes to parking, are you a “cautious Christoph” or a “sloppy Sarah”? This quiz reveals your parking personality.

By answering selected questions about your driving style, you will find out whether you are an expert or a novice when it comes to classic vehicle manoeuvres.

Designers created the online tool after research found that a third of drivers find parking restrictions confusing, while 45% think parking is the most stressful part of driving.

And drivers are often frustrated by the lack of information on where to park, with 45% saying it’s a problem – while a third never know if there are parking restrictions in certain areas.

The survey of 2,000 drivers was commissioned by AppyParking+ to highlight how it can help drivers find free or cheaper parking at or near their destination – as well as showing parking restrictions and parking zones.

More than a quarter get nervous about parking somewhere they shouldn’t


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Dan Hubert, CEO of the app, 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.

“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 a parking space in unfamiliar or busy areas.”

It also found that just over a quarter (27%) get nervous about unknowingly parking somewhere they shouldn’t.

More than a quarter always plan where they will park before setting off, but nearly half (47%) only do so if the destination is a new one – and one in six never plan and just deal with it when it matters

When it comes to parking, 62% rate themselves as good at it – although parallel parking was seen as the maneuver most were worst at.

Almost four in ten drive around until they find a parking space that suits them, and 78% are annoyed when others park poorly.

Busy streets, anywhere parallel parking is required, and streets with potential restrictions were the most feared places to park.

More than two-thirds are concerned about high parking rates, with 84p an hour seen as reasonable


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It also found that drivers are willing to drive an additional five minutes from their destination or walk 10 minutes to snag free parking.

And 84p an hour was seen as a reasonable price for parking, with 68% of people polled via OnePoll concerned about parking costs.

Dan Hubert, CEO of AppyWay, parent company of AppyParking+, added: “Research has shown that parking costs are a major concern for motorists.

“While we always encourage motorists to follow local parking signs and advice, AppyParking+ can also help by giving you an informed choice about where to park, paid or free, depending on your destination – and clearly on all.” restrictions or zones.

“In fact, our own Appyway data shows that planning ahead could save you around £5 an hour parking in busy cities.”

To take the quiz and get more information, Visit here.


  • If possible, do your research before heading out to find on- and off-street parking, free parking, and parking restrictions.
  • Parking a little further from your destination may be cheaper and it may be easier to find a space – parallel streets can make a cost difference of up to £5 an hour.
  • Consider using public transport, which completely eliminates the hassle of parking and driving and is better for the environment.
  • Flexible when you need to get to your destination? Paid bays often become free after a certain period of time.

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