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Expensive city centre parking is top motoring gripe

The research by online car parking market place, YourParkingSpace.co.uk, found that almost half of respondents (45%) highlighted expensive costs as their number one parking gripe, followed by a further 11% who were frustrated by small or awkward parking spaces.

More than 1 in 10 (11%) cited constantly full car parks was their biggest irritation, while a further 10% highlighted poor or inconsiderate parking by other drivers. And 7% said short parking times were the biggest frustration.

Furthermore almost four out of five (78%) of those surveyed said that one of these issues had resulted in them stopping using a particular car park.

Harrison Woods, managing director at YourParkingSpace.co.uk, said: “British motorists are clearly frustrated with some of the poor parking services that are seen up and down the country.

“The fact that more than three-quarters of the people surveyed said that they had stopped using a particular car park because of these issues should be a wake-up call to the industry. Alternative parking options are available and people will decide to park elsewhere if they are frustrated with a car park’s quality and service offering.”

Woods added: “We continue to listen to drivers to help improve parking services in the UK, for example by calling for the introduction of ‘SizeMark’, a new parking industry standard to advise drivers of minimum space conformity, but there’s still plenty more which can be done to help motorists park even more easily.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.