Angry motorists who are driven mad by bad parking habits are venting their fury by slashing tyres and damaging offending cars, according to a new survey.
A poll by webuyanycar.com, which quizzed 3,000 people, also claimed that 25 per cent of fed up motorists have also have verbally those they have accused of parking “crimes”.
While others have retaliated by blocking cars in if they have been parked badly or have left notes on car windscreens.
According to the survey, blocking access is the worst car-parking crime, followed by parking too close to another vehicle and “stealing” a space from a driver already waiting to take it.
Other motoring misdemeanors that cause offence include parking in a disabled parking space, parking on double yellow lines, parking on the pavement and parking outside someone else’s house.
Of those who have fallen out with people over parking, around a third have done so with people living close by, with some resorting to knocking on neighbour’s doors to object.
Paul Coulter, of webuyanycar.com, said: “Poor parking is a real source of frustration for Britain’s motorists. From our research it’s clear that drivers should stick to common sense rules and courtesy to avoid notching anyone’s anger into top gear.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office