Mmmkay show of hands:
Do you have trouble parallel parking on your first attempt?
Do you search in a vain attempt for on-street parking that is wide enough to enter front-in?
Have you turned down social invitations from
losers friends who do not have curbside parking?
Did you fail your first driver’s test after you sent an orange pylon airborne? (Or worse, hit a parked car?)
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may have PARKOPHOBIA.
“The fear of parallel parking – or “parkophobia” as it has been dubbed – has been found to rank alongside job interviews and meeting the in-laws as one of life’s most stressful moments.
Almost a third of motorists said they needed more than one attempt at the manoeuvre, with the figure rising to 41 percent for women, according to a poll of drivers by Ford.
One in 10 women said guiding their car into a tight spot was more stressful than visiting the dentist or a key job interview.” – IOL Motoring
There IS a cure. And it goes by the name Active Park Assist, by Ford.
While I don’t suffer from parkophobia, I must admit… this would make my life MUCH easier. Lucky attendees at the ShesConnected Conference in Toronto were able to demo Active Park Assist for themselves, and I daresay that yes, this is a life enhancing (changing?) feature.