Flop gear! Hapless driver does a ’31-point’ parallel park as she struggles to get into space almost TWICE as long as her compact car
- Driver struggled to park 11ft Toyota Aygo into a 21ft space in Streatham, London
- She conducted a 31 point parallel park which took her more than seven minutes
- Nearly reversed into car behind her and eventually got out to admire her efforts
This is the hilarious moment a driver ended up performing a 31-point parallel park despite the parking space being almost twice the size of her compact car.
The bungling motorist took seven minutes and 25 seconds to park her 11ft (3.5m) long Toyota Aygo in a space measuring 21ft (6.6m) – just 12in (33cm) short of twice the size.
CCTV footage shows the driver driving forward into the space but then deciding to reverse out and repeat a further two times.
A female driver spent more than seven minutes attempting to parallel park her 11ft Aygo Toyota into a 21ft parking space in Streatham, south London
She then correctly attempts to reverse into the space, however this initially doesn’t go to plan and she drives backwards and forwards repeatedly.
At one point she has a very close shave with a red car parked behind her, narrowly missing hitting it as she reversed in the space.
Eventually, as the clock approaches seven minutes she cracks it and after some minor adjustments she gets out the car to admire her achievement.
CCTV captured the saga in Streatham, south London, at 9.09pm on Monday July 12.
The driver clearly struggled to fit into the space, which was almost double the size of her compact car, nearly reversing into the red car behind her
John Mulvey, 54, shared the footage of his neighbour online where it has been viewed more than 7,500 times, and has attracted over 100 likes and comments.
Another commented: ‘To think someone gave them a licence, said it many times the UK driving test is way too easy and not long enough.’
A third said: ‘I drive one, and they have a reversing camera – so it makes it even worse.’
A fourth added: ‘She might be a new driver, at least she didn’t give up and got there in the end.’
After she struggled to get into the space, the driver hopped out of the car to admire her efforts when she eventually slotted in
John said: ‘She doesn’t drive a lot, I can see why – I bet she can’t park anywhere.’
Toyota Aygos have proven popular with young and inexperienced drivers due to their compact size and were found to be cheapest car to insure for 17-year-olds this year.
While parallel parking is part of the driving test in England, there is no guarantee a learner driver will be asked to perform one on the day.
As part of the ‘reversing your vehicle’ element of the test, an examiner can ask a learner driver to either perform a parallel park at the side of a road, park in a parking bay or pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for around 2 car lengths, and rejoin the traffic.
The driver’s mishap comes after another motorist struggled to park one of the UK’s smallest cars – a VW Up! – into a wide driveway in Chorley, Lancashire, on April 20.
The driver attempted to reverse a VW Up! into a parking spot in Chorley, Lancashire, on April 20 (pictured)
The driver began their attempt by turning too late so the back of the car was heading towards a wall.
Instead of pulling forward and moving towards the centre of the parking space, the driver continues attempting to reverse tight to the boundary wall.
For more than two minutes, the car continues to go forwards and backwards.