New study reveals driver frustration over neighbours’ bad parking habits
Almost one in 6 drivers claim their neighbours park badly
According to a recent survey carried out by the RAC, almost one in six drivers in the UK are left furious by the poor parking habits of their neighbours, with some even resorting to retaliation as a way of dealing with the problem.
Roads and streets across the country are filled with angry drivers, who claim that their neighbours park in the wrong place and/or in a bad way.
Many motorists say they are left frustrated and angry over their neighbours’ parking habits, with some resorting to drastic action, such as making it difficult for their neighbour to drive out of the space.
The study carried out by the RAC, found that almost one in 6 drivers believed the way in which their neighbour’s parked was “appalling.”
According to their findings, 62% of those questioned described the way their neighbours parked as selfish, with 31% claiming their vehicle had been blocked in by a neighbour’s car.
However, rather than speaking to one another and resolving the issue via friendly conversation, 6% of drivers who took part in the survey chose retaliation instead and parked their own car poorly to provoke their neighbour.
Around one third decided to teach them a lesson by way of parking so that their neighbour found it difficult to get out, whilst 29% admitted to parking their own car in their neighbour’s place whilst they were out.
A spokesman for RAC Insurance, Simon Williams, said: “Parking is a very sensitive issue, particularly when it’s outside your own home as it brings out the ‘Nimby’ in everyone.”
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