A town in Germany has taken the age old battle of “which sex is a better driver” to another level by introducing “Men Only” parking spots. The spots are difficult to get in and out to avoid hitting a wall or pillar. I personally don’t think being a man makes a better driver, I know a lot of male drivers that suck and a lot of female drivers (including myself) that know what they are doing. Read more about “Men Only” parking below.
A town in southwest Germany has drawn accusations of sexism after designating two particularly tricky parking spaces “men only.”
The mayor of the Black Forest town of Triberg says women would find it difficult to park there because drivers need to back in diagonally without hitting a pillar and a wall.
Gallus Strobel noted that 12 places in the 220-capacity car park are reserved for women. Many German cities designate a small number of parking spaces, usually near exits, for women concerned about their personal safety in poorly-lit garages.
Strobel told The Associated Press on Thursday that he had received overwhelmingly positive reactions from men who feel discriminated against by “women only” parking.
But the Triberg mayor says some “humorless people” had criticized the move.