A new study has found that parking in a Blue Badge bay without a disability is the parking practice that makes motorists most angry.
It was very closely followed by drivers parking too close to another vehicle in the research by YourParkingSpace.co.uk.
|Which of these parking habits makes you angriest?||Percentage result|
|Parking in Blue Badge bay without disability||23%|
|People who park too close to your car||22%|
|Taking up too much space when parking||18%|
|Using parent-and-child space but no children||14%|
|People who park on a pavement||13%|
|No contact details after vehicle been dented||10%|
“It’s reassuring to see that parking in a Blue Badge bay without a disability is the parking habit that makes most people angry as it is totally unacceptable,” said Harrison Woods, managing director of YourParkingSpace.co.uk, which lists thousands of empty driveways and parking spaces available to pre-book online.
“Parking can be a contentious issue and the actions of other motorists can make some car drivers see red, whether that’s parking too close to another vehicle, taking up too much space or parking where it is not allowed.”
Also making the YourParkingSpace.co.uk list was the topical issue of pavement parking, with just over 1 in 10 saying it was the parking habit which made them angriest.
At present it is not illegal to park on a pavement outside of London, although it is still possible to get a fine. However, the Government has recently said it is likely to look again at the issue, which could possibly see £70 fines across the whole of the UK.