Larger vehicles outgrowing public car parks

Most councils do not plan to increase parking bay sizes, says Autocar

Mark Moran
03 May 2024
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Drivers of larger cars will find it increasingly hard to park their car without risking punishment if the current trend of growing car dimensions continues, warns Autocar magazine.

Autocar submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to every council in the UK, enquiring whether they planned to extend parking bays to accommodate the longer cars that are now common on British roads. Data from the FOI request revealed that, despite the fact that cars are getting bigger, just 8.2% of councils...

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