• 21 million Brits are set to embark on a roadside adventure this May Day Bank Holiday – yet drivers are blighted by “parking perils” ahead of their Bank Holiday trips, with seven in ten (69 per cent) sharing concerns over not being able to find a parking space as one of their biggest dreads1
  • Just over half of Brits (51 per cent) even admitted they turn into “vehicle vultures” when trying to find a space, endlessly circling for a spot, with one in ten (11 per cent) even owning up to pinching a spot from another driver who was waiting patiently nearby
  • Dacia, the car manufacturer with an outdoor spirit, is partnering with JustPark to offer £10,000 worth of parking between Friday 3 May – Monday 6 May, in a bid to encourage adventure this May Day Bank Holiday weekend, where those using the offer can find and pre-book the parking spot for their next trip to ease their worries
  • Full details, including booking, here: www.justpark.com/lp/dacia-parking. Terms & conditions apply3

With a whopping 21 million Brits set to embark on a roadside adventure this May Day Bank Holiday, over a third (37 per cent) shared that not being able to find a parking space is one of their biggest “parking perils”, according to new research from car brand, Dacia.

The research also delved into Brits’ parking behaviours, with nearly half (51 per cent) even admitting that they turn into “vehicle vultures” when trying to find a space, with over one in ten (11 per cent) even confessing to pinching a spot from another driver patiently waiting nearby.

What’s more, it was revealed that on average, Brits will spend 2 months of their lives being ‘vehicle vultures’, either queuing or circling car parks looking for space4.

To help Brits combat their parking and travel woes, Dacia will be offering £10,000 worth of parking between Friday 3 May – Monday 6 May for the Bank Holiday weekend, in a bid to boost adventure and help Brits get out and explore.

The move, in collaboration with parking app JustPark, also brings peace of mind in finding and pre-booking a parking space in advance, allowing the nation to book their next trip stress-free.

The locations revealed to have the ‘worst parking etiquette’ are:











Brits’ other biggest parking-related woes include playing an annoying game of ‘musical chairs’ when queuing for a parking space (22 per cent), misunderstanding the parking rules and subsequently being fined (15 per cent) and getting into petty disagreements with other drivers (10 per cent).

One in ten (9 per cent) of Brits even revealed that this will be their only adventure of the year, with 43 per cent sharing they have anxiety when it comes to cost on a Bank Holiday, rising to just over half (51 per cent) for those with families, with Brits now spending on average £11 on parking per week, or £572 a year.

Dacia and JustPark, which gives drivers access to more than 250,000 parking spaces across the UK via its website and app, have also revealed the most popular hotspots for parking to kickstart adventure. Ten of the most popular Bank Holiday destinations for drivers in the UK are:

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Luke Broad, Dacia Brand Director for the UK said “Adventure and focusing on just the essentials is part of our brand’s DNA, so that’s why we want to give back a little and encourage Brits to make the most of the upcoming Bank Holiday without worrying about the additional cost of parking.

With the research highlighting parking is a major concern for families when embarking on a trip away, we’re hoping by offering £10,000 worth of parking will alleviate some of that and lend a helping hand so people can spend more quality time with friends and family.”

Jared Rood, Partnerships Manager at JustPark said "JustPark was designed to take the stress out of parking for drivers everywhere, so it is great to team up with Dacia on this mission. Finding parking on Bank Holiday weekends, as millions of Brits head out on day trips can be especially fraught. Being able to offer these free parking spaces takes away the hassle; drivers can simply book their space, park and enjoy their day out."

Dacia, the brand with outdoor spirit, aims to help Brits embark on unforgettable adventures, whether abroad or closer to home. By offering reliable and affordable vehicles perfectly suited for both short getaways and grand expeditions, Dacia is there to ensure every journey is filled with excitement and possibility.

Head to: www.justpark.com/lp/dacia-parking for up to £20 towards parking between 3 May – 6 May, this Bank Holiday Weekend. Simply click on the link to claim, find and book a parking space (either with an existing JustPark account or if a first-time user of the platform, create a new account). Full terms and conditions apply*