A third of car insurance holders 'forget where they parked'

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

More than a third of motor insurance policyholders in the UK regularly forget where they have parked their car.

Almost a quarter (24 per cent) of male car insurance holders admitted to losing their vehicle in a car park, while 32 per cent of females said the same, the survey by Parkopedia.com revealed.

Motorists aged between 55 and 64 are the most likely to forget where their car is, followed by 18 to 24-year-olds.

Londoners are the best at keeping track of their cars - only 18 per cent forget where they've left theirs - compared to 40 per cent of drivers in Wales.

"Forgetting where you’ve parked your car can be very frustrating for motorists," said Christina Onesirosan Martinez, marketing director at Parkopedia.com.

"Simple tips like parking in the same place each time you use a specific lot, writing down the number of the parking bay if available or parking near a recognisable landmark are all easy little tricks to help you remember where you left your car."

Recently, councils across the UK announced they were considering implementing a workplace parking levy on firms, which would lead to them being taxed for the provisions they provide for their staff.

Posted by Rick Malone

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