Drivers trust dented
Almost one in five Brits would not leave their contact details if they dented another car when parking and no one else had seen them.
This is according to a study by YourParkingSpace.co.uk.
The shocking level of motoring dishonesty is even more surprising as failing to stop is an offence under the Road Traffic Act, however minor an accident. Motorists also are obliged to give their name and address to anyone else involved, as well as passing on details to insurance companies.
Harrison Woods, managing director at online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk, said, 'It would seem there are a significant number of motorists prepared to flout motoring etiquette by not leaving their contact details if they hit another car when parking and had not been spotted.
'Not only is this a motoring offence, it is also very inconvenient for the other motorist who, through no fault of their own, could have to pay to fix the damage to their vehicle.'
Other surprising findings from the survey show that one in 10 motorists have actually dented another car when parking.