UK drivers waste a total of four days a year looking for parking, eight minutes per trip in London
Drivers in London typically spend almost eight minutes searching for somewhere to park after each journey, compared with five minutes in the East of England and East Midlands, according to research by trade body the British Parking Association (BPA).
A poll of 2,000 adults revealed that 44 per cent of motorists say finding somewhere to park is a stressful experience, with just one in five (20 per cent) describing it as "stress-free".
More than half (59 per cent) of people are frustrated by drivers who park badly and take up two spaces with one vehicle, while 48 per cent are annoyed by a lack of spaces and 27 per cent by car parks that are difficult to navigate.
Justice is served for bad parking Fri, January 27, 2017
Bad parking pictures: Justice is served to these inconsiderate drivers.
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Justice was served after one particular motorist decided to park across two bays in a supermarket
BPA chief executive Patrick Troy said: "Ease of access and convenience as well as safety and lighting are key issues for motorists when looking to park.
"The BPA is committed to assisting motorists in having the best possible parking experience by building public confidence in using newer technologies which can make finding and paying for parking so much easier."
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