I'm going to confess right up front that I frequently forget, especially if I've been in a place for very long, where I parked my car!  And how embarrassing is it when you cut a turn too sharply and you hit the curb with the tire, or worse, pop up and then down as you run over it?  Two thousand drivers (50% men/50% women) were asked what their most embarrassing driving mistakes have been and this is what they said...



The top ten:

  • 53% - Forgot where they parked (ding, ding, ding!  I hit the jackpot on this one!)
  • 43% - Drove over a curb in a parking lot
  • 37% - Locked keys in the car
  • 34% - Drove down a one-way street the wrong way
  • 31% - Driven away from a parking spot with something on the roof
  • 29% - Tried to open a car door, then realized it wasn't their car
  • 27% - Other cars or objects were too close, so they couldn't back out of a parking spot
  • 26% - Dropped money (or food!) at a drive-through window
  • 22% - Initiated the vehicle's alarm accidentally
  • 18% - Lost a toll ticket and couldn't find it at the toll payment booth

I can (proudly?) admit to most of those ten.  How about you?