Sheffield has fewer car parking spaces than rival cities in the north, according to new research.
Parking spaces are at a premium in Sheffield
The survey, carried out by insurance firm Privilege, also shows that many drivers are willing to break the law because of a shortage of parking spaces nationally.
The research looked at 50 of the country's biggest towns and cities, and highlighted Sheffield as suffering a parking space shortage.
Per head of population the city lags behind Leeds, Bradford and Manchester in its parking provision.
The research also showed that one in ten drivers has had a parking ticket in the last year.
A fifth of drivers are willing to risk a parking fine because they think their stay is too short to pay a minimum parking fee.
But for some drivers the difficulty in finding a parking space in any town or city proved so difficult they just gave up and went back home.