Driving can be an angry game and new research exposes the true extent of the Brits tendency to aggression when driving.

YourParkingSpace.co.uk today reveals research which shows that an estimated 12 million Brits have seen or been involved in parking disputes.

And it's estimated that nearly four million people have been threatened with physical violence when parking a car.

Harrison Woods, managing director at online parking portal YourParkingSpace: said: “Our survey shows that UK motorists are at each other’s throats, more often than not because of a lack of car parking spaces.”

“Yet more disturbing is that the threat of physical violence appears to be prevalent with many angry motorists prepared to use their fists to sort out a parking dispute.”

YourParkingSpace.co.uk claims that drivers are at breaking point with one in four finding it stressful to find a parking space followed by expensive car park charges.

YourParkingSpace.co.uk has five handy tips to take the stress out of parking:

1. Give yourself time. Allowing an extra few minutes means you won’t be rushing around looking for a parking space if you are running late.

2. Use technology. Many modern cars boast sophisticated self-parking systems.

3. Think of your fellow motorists. Leaving enough space when parking your car is a common courtesy to other road users and will also make it easier for you to manoeuvre out of the space.

4. Pre-book parking space. YourParkingSpace.co.uk list thousands of driveways, garages and empty spaces across the UK which are often close to town and city centres, local amenities and transport hubs.

5. Face facts. Sometimes the ideal or closest parking space might be taken although there are plenty of nearby alternatives. If that’s the case then just grin and bear it. After all, a few minutes’ walk is some extra exercise!