Women worse at parking than men, study shows

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  1. Ken Morgan

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/6849247/Women-worse-at-parking-than-men-study-shows.html

    Female drivers take an average of 20 seconds longer to park their cars but are still less likely to end up in the middle of the bay, the research suggests.

    As part of the test 65 people were asked to park an Audi A6 family saloon in a standard-sized parking space.

    Their manoeuvres – including head-on, reverse and parallel parking – were timed and rated for accuracy, which was judged by how far they kept the vehicle from the edges of the bay.

    While the researchers expected the women volunteers to be slower, they were surprised to find that the cautious approach did not lead to a tidier final result.
     
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    That's because they were waiting for someone to pull out of a spot three spaces closer to the store entrance.

    Joel
     
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    we need a study for this?

    what's next? water's wet?

    jf
     
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    The study clearly omits the time it takes for a man to park a new car -- the farthest distance possible from any other car.
     
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    Damn, you're big in to the female-bashing, Ken. Sheesh!

    Oh, and we ladies are taking our lower insurance premiums and laughing all the way to the bank. :p
     
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    It's a gotcha moment.:rofl:
     
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    Ken Morgan Senior Master

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    Moi??!!!

    Its one post!! Its a scientific study, I'm hoping to advance the basic knowledge and understanding of teh universe...:)
     
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    They needed a study for that??

    I've seen countless videos of "women parking" and yet out in the real world I've seen just as many men trying to figure out the same thing. It's both ways... men can be just as bad, women can be just as good.

    Gee think of the money used in the study that could've went to help homeless or starving people.
     
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    Women beat men on every front except for spacial awareness. Men can park cars better as a result.
    Sean
     
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    Which is why I always blithely take 2 spaces for my big Chevy truck. :D
     
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    Over here at any rate the majority of driving instructors are men so what does that say lol?
     
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