Women 'better at parking than men'

Women are better parkers than men, a survey by car parks operator NCP has shown.

In technique, accuracy and time taken parking, women scored 13.4 out of 20, compared with 12.3 for men.

Although female drivers are slower, with an average of 21 seconds compared with 16 for men, they did better on finding a space, positioning the vehicle, reversing into the space, and ensuring central placing of the car.

Men, on the other hand, often simply missed available spaces in car parks by driving through them too quickly.

The study found more than one-third of women reversed into spaces, which instructors prefer, but only just over one-quarter of men used this method, although men were happier with the position of their cars once parked in a space. Of these, only 29% opted to reposition their vehicle.

Copyright Press Association 2012