Has your husband ever complained about your driving? Well guess what… women are actually better at parking than men, according to a recent study.
Over the course of a month, the U.K. parking operator NCP surveyed 2,5000 of its customers and ranked them on various aspects of parking. Criteria included appropriate parking speed, technique, accuracy and time taken to park a vehicle.
Out of a maximum score of 20, women had an average parking coefficient of 13.4, more than a point ahead of men who came in at 12.3.
There were some other interesting results:
- Women took an average of five seconds longer to finish parking, and also had to re-position their cars more frequently than men.
- Men love to “pose park” when driving a female passenger – trying to squeeze into a small spot when another bigger space is available.
- Women were quicker to find a spot, due to the fact that men often missed available spaces by driving too quickly.
But there is one area where females fell far short of their male counterparts – confidence in their own abilities.
“Women fared better in many areas of the scoring,” the report said. But “only one fifth (18%) thought they were better parkers than men and less than a third (28%) of women believed they were better parkers than their partners.”