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Revealed: UK’s most annoying parking habits

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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.

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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