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The Wanxiang-Tiancheng shopping centre women-only car park has bays that are three feet wider than normal and painted in a delicate pink and light purple colour scheme.
Female parking attendants have been employed to guide female drivers into their berths, which are also better lit than in the ordinary car park.


Wang Zheng, the manager of the facility, said that the design would appeal to women's "strong sense of colour and different sense of distance".
He said: "There is a scientific basis for all this. Women have a poorer sense of distance when they are locked inside a small space.
That is why female drivers often bump the front and back of their cars. There is also a 15 per cent greater chance that a woman will whack her car door into another car when she opens it."
One female driver interviewed by the Hebei Youth Daily newspaper said she appreciated the gesture. The driver, who was named only as Miss Zhang, said: "Female drivers just are not as good as male drivers, technically. The added space helps us to park safely. I think it shows respect for women. I hope that other facilities will take women's needs into consideration."
China is currently the world's largest car market as its increasingly wealthy middle class takes to the roads. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers expects car sales to top 13 million in 2009.
However, driving remains a risky proposition, with more than 200 deaths in road accidents every day, according to the police.
 

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Different culture, different attitude. Can you imagine if someone ever tried this in America? NOW (National Organization of Women) would probably bring on legal action for "defamation of character" and "slander" against women!:lol: One logistical question though..........do cities like Beijing, Shanghai and other major cities really have enough spare parking garages/spaces to do this? The newspaper article is from Hebei - not nearly as crowded with cars. I have a better idea - how about better drivers training? The study conducted in England concluded that men have better coordination and spatial awareness than women in close quarters (like parking situations)......so how about we develop better drivers training programs for women with this in mind? Having a car parking area just for women is like putting a new bandage on top of a old bandage, without letting the original injury heal itself properly - maybe ok for the short term, but all you're really doing is hiding the fact that the problem still exists.
 
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