Help your drivers become better parkers

Whether they're blocking you in, taking up the equivalent of two spaces on a busy street or parking so close to you that you can't open your door, bad parkers are the bane of many a driver's existence.

Every fleet manager knows that even the most skilled drivers aren't always the best at parking. That's why you may want to introduce those operating their fleet vehicles to a new app developed by Platinum Driving Tuition.

Driving Lessons+ is a free app that provides drivers of all levels with interactive, easy-to-follow instructions as well as videos and "troubleshooting tips" to help them become better parkers.

"The app gives two different methodology options, because what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another, and provided drivers are obeying the road rules, there is usually more than one way to successfully do a driving move," said Adam Birdle, the app's creator, in a July 15 statement.

Mr Birdle has worked as a driving instructor for many years. Following the mantra "the more you practice something, the easier and more natural it becomes," he decided that both new and experienced drivers could use a little help when it comes to trickier vehicle maneuvers, such as parking.

He said that driving in general and parking in particular is a life skill, not just something you learn to pass a test.

The app's first tutorial focuses on reverse parallel parking, one of the hardest forms to get right.

Of course, even the most careful parker can have the odd fender bender. That's where Smartfleet's fleet services can come in handy.

We offer top-of-the-line fleet maintenance and repairs at discounted rates if you outsource the management of your fleet to us. This means any dings and dents will be taken care of quickly and cost efficiently.

So, wish your drivers luck - and happy parking!