Canberra’s worst car park revealed

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Lewis Haskew

RoundABOUT Editor

As the countdown to Christmas nears its end, the mad dash for last minute gifts and supplies is heating up at shopping centres right across The Capital.

With more people in a rush, the mission to score a car park at this time of year also becomes a battle of its own and unsurprisingly that leads to more prangs.

According to insurer AAMI, December and January are the most likely times of year to have a collision in a carpark, and while crunching the numbers – they’ve also uncovered the most likely place to have a car park prang in each state and territory.

Westfield Belconnen took the crown for the ACT with car parks in Gungahlin and Woden rounded out the top 3 respectively.

AAMI Motor Claims Manager, Leah James, says it’s important to remain calm while behind the wheel this festive season

“Typically – outside of the festive season, drivers expect to find a car park within 3-5 minutes. However, during December and January – when car parks are busy, finding a spot can become a 15-to-30-minute nightmare, or longer for those hell bent on securing a park.

“The longer we spend doing laps of the car park and stalking shoppers, the more frustrated we become, which can quickly lead to erratic driving and a higher chance of being in a collision.

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