30 Jan '12, 3am

Women park cars better than men, claims a UK study

LONDON - It is a cliche almost as old as the car itself, and the subject of many a sexist joke. But the idea that women cannot park is simply untrue, according to research indicating that female drivers are more adept than men at manoeuvring into a parking lot. Covert surveillance of car parks across Britain 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 f...

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