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.”