11th July 2017
Drivers across the UK waste nearly £2.2 billion every year because they don’t have the right change to pay for parking, according to new research from Churchill Car Insurance.
A reliance on cards and mobile payments means less people carry cash, which helps explain why just under two thirds overpay for parking because they don’t have the correct change.
The average amount overpaid is £2.68 per week, working out at £139.36 every year per person.
‘Over spenders’ are buying more than an hour’s extra time every week that they do not need.
However, this isn’t a problem in Cranleigh where users of the Village Way and Stocklund Square car parks benefit from the ‘check in, check out’ parking option.
Installed by Waverley Borough Council earlier this year, following a project initiated by Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce, the new car parking payment option means drivers simply ‘check in’ with a card when they arrive and ‘check out’ when they are ready to leave.
It means no more finding the right change to pay for car parking.
Most importantly, it means no more dashing back to the car park to beat the traffic warden because a ticket is about to expire!
Instead, visitors to Cranleigh can enjoy a leisurely shop, visit to one of our cafes, have stress-free appointments and catch up with friends for a chat.