One in 10 young drivers never park
by Richard Kilner
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New research from The Co-operative Insurance has revealed that one in 10 young drivers have never actually parked their own car.
Ten percent of motorists aged 18-24 confessed that they got their mother or father to park their car for them, instead of doing it themselves.
Parking is a dreaded activity for younger drivers, the research reveals, with 27% lacking confidence when it comes to parking.
The biggest concern for young drivers, worrying 43%, is snow and ice on the roads, with unfamiliar roads concerning 30%.
Head of Motor Insurance at The Co-operative Grant Mitchell said that the findings showed that whilst young drivers had a reputation for overconfidence and recklessness a great many of them lack sufficient confidence.
Mitchell expressed surprise that basic issues such as parking and driving on roundabouts caused worry for new drivers.