A fifth of Brits get saucy in car parks

Trevor and Mavis looked forward to their weekly trip to Morrisons
"We can’t do anything about the slightly nutty Brits who go to car parks to race or ‘get intimate’ with each other – but we can let drivers know in advance when car parks are full" Kristian Poliszczuk, The Car Park Finder
  • | by Kristian Dando

Ooo-err missus! New research has  revealed that a fifth of bonking Brits have used car parks for ‘intimate activities’.

A survey of the nation’s car park life carried out by parking app the Car Park Finder also found out that one in 20 British drivers have used a car park as an improvised race track.

Meanwhile, the research also ‘suggests’ that as many as 2.5 million British drivers have met a love interest for the first time in a car park.

Kristian Poliszczuk, founder of the Car Park Finder, plugged: “We can’t do anything about the slightly nutty Brits who go to car parks to race or ‘get intimate’ with each other – but we can let drivers know in advance when car parks are full – and direct them to alternatives close by. It’s our contribution to the nation’s car park life”.

Elsewhere, it was also revealed that almost one in five respondents had been sworn at in a car park, and the same amount said they’d been blocked in by another car. Almost 10% of people said they’d got into “a heated conflict” in a car park.

The research also found that 40% of the respondents who described themselves as ‘optimists’ were not at all optimistic when it came to parking, and either opt to park their car as far away from others as possible or to only take parking spaces where their vehicle is unlikely to get damaged. So there you go.