The Press reports:
The argument between couples as to who is better at parking, finally has a scientific answer.
Psychologists asked 65 volunteers to park an Audi in a sealed-off university car park.
The results found that women took up to 20 seconds longer to park in the same space.
But although they were more cautious about edging into position, it did not make them any more accurate.
Scientists from Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, found men were better at driving both head-on into the space and reversing into it.
However, the biggest difference was in parallel parking, where men were found to be 5 per cent better in their handling and positioning of the vehicle.
That reminds me of an old joke. It is better in person with hand actions than in print, but nevertheless it goes like this:
Why are women so bad at parallel parking?
Because men keep telling them that | | is six inches
Some years ago, was at a Xmas Party at Fords Cafe and a woman was trying ot park outside, and failing badly. Someone told this joke to the table and for several minutes we were pissing ourselves as we kept watching her try to park. She finally managed it and we were a bit worried she would think we were laughing at her (rather than the joke) so we sent someone outside to tell her the joke, and she also burst into laughter.