Around two thirds of drivers have admitted to losing their cars at some point, according to a new study by insurance provider Be Wiser.
Sixty-three per cent of respondents to a recent survey stated that they’d lost their car after they had parked it.
However, most quickly qualified this statement with the fact they’d only briefly misplaced it, and had located it within minutes of returning to where they thought it was.
Mark Bower-Dyke, Chairman of Be Wiser Insurance, said: "It's easy enough to forget where you left your car, especially in giant supermarket or shopping centre car parks you've never visited before. But most respondents admitted to losing their car in a place they park regularly, because they were forced to park in a slightly different place – they lost the car by assuming it would be where they usually left it!"
For most drivers, that momentary cold-shiver of panic as you realise you car is missing is thankfully nothing more than a fleeting moment. Sadly, however, 24 per cent of survey respondents had returned to find their car missing because it has in fact been stolen.
One per cent of drivers, though, seem to be rather more absent minded, having admitted to losing their car for longer than 24 hours, despite it being left exactly where they’d parked it.
Mr Bower-Dyke continued: "Naturally, there's not much help for these people! Except maybe getting a GPS tracker for the car so they can hunt it down using their phone – assuming they can find that!"
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