Fears over safety as analysis by Which? shows ‘autobesity’ epidemic means cars getting wider and longer
More than 150 car models are now too big to fit in average car parking spaces, according to analysis conducted by Which?.
While the size of the standard parking bay has remained static for decades, cars have been growing longer and wider in a phenomenon known as “autobesity”.
Natalie Hitchins, Which?’s home products and services editor, said:
“Cars are getting larger and larger, and while this might mean a more comfortable driving experience, it could be a problem when it comes to squeezing into a parking space.”
There is growing debate about car size and road safety, after two eight-year-old girls, Selena Lau and Nuria Sajjad, died when a Land Rover crashed through a school fence in south-west London in July.