A trip to the car park often starts with a drive around a, full car park, trying to locate a spot. But have you ever returned to your car and found it’s not as you left it?
In these cases, only 12% of people have left a note with their details! Despite 70% of drivers saying they would leave their details if the role were reversed.
The reality is most people don’t leave a note, despite being a legal requirement to give your registration number and your contact details to the owner within 48 hours, or if you can’t find them, report the incident to the police within 60 hours.
93% of survey takers claimed they obey road rules in car parks, such as keeping left and using their indicators. Even more, claim they pay extra attention when opening their car door when parked!
I can’t say I’ve found that car park!
This statistic is a little sad, and it reminded me of an incident some 30 odd years ago; my mother lost a trolley in the Henderson Pack In Save car park, resulting in a broken a tail lamp on a reasonably new Honda. Mum was distraught. I went to the rescue and got it sorted.
Unfortunately, it’s the one situation where the victim must rely on the moral compass of the other driver.