Women are better at parking than men, study suggests

Research conducted in Britian has shown that female drivers are better at manoeuvring into a parking space than men.

According to the UK’s Telegraph, covert surveillance of car parks across the country has shown that while women may take longer to park, they are more likely to leave their vehicles in the middle of a bay. The study is one of the most comprehensive ever conducted on gender driving differences, and took into account seven key components of parking styles. 

Women were also found to be better at finding spaces, more accurate in lining themselves up before starting each manoeuvre, and more likely to adopt instructors’ preferred method of reversing into bays.

Men were shown to be more skilled at driving forwards into spaces and more confident overall, with fewer opting to reposition their car once in a bay. But once all the elements were taken into account, women were ranked first with a total score of 13.4 out of 20, compared to 12.3 points achieved by men.

Researchers said the study found men  also loved to ”pose park” when accompanied by a female passenger by opting to squeeze into a small space when a bigger one was available.

The study was produced by the car park firm NCP, which employed a team of researchers to observe 2,500 drivers across its 700 car parks in Britain over a one-month period.

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