Who forgets where they park?

A finding that is sure to make many the male driver smirk, ladies it seems, are far more likely than men to be found scratching their heads trying to remember where they’ve parked their cars.

A finding that is sure to make many the male driver smirk, ladies it seems, are far more likely than men to be found scratching their heads trying to remember where they’ve parked their cars.

57% of the females compared to 41% of the males who took part in a recent AA Motor Insurance Poll of more than 5,500 people said they had done so at least once within the last year.

Of further fodder to the chauvinists out there, a higher percentage of female participants (18%) than males (11%), admitted they’d lost a car park ticket on one or more occasions during the past twelve months.

On the other hand more men (7%) than women (4%) said they had made the error of flooding their tanks with the wrong fuel.

The mistake of running a red light was also found to be a more common blunder among men (26%) than women (22%).

The poll by AA Motor Insurance also gives some good insight into the propensity to make dangerous errors based on age and driving experience.

Of the age groups analysed, the under 24s emerged as the most likely to have accidentally broken a red light (38%), gone the wrong way down a one way street (20%), blocked a junction to oncoming traffic (22%), driven away with something on their roof (21%) and to have had something fly off a roof rack or trailer (3%).

While more annoying than unsafe, the incidence of leaving the lights on, locking the keys in and forgetting where the car was parked were also highest among the young drivers polled by the AA.