Spanish judge: Men better drivers than women

Oct. 3, 2013 at 3:18 PM

ZARAGOZA, Spain, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A Spanish judge ruled a driving school is within its rights to charge female pupils more than male students.

Judge Javier Albar of Zaragoza said in his ruling the Spanish Directorate of Traffic's data shows "every single year, men displayed greater dexterity and better open road skills" than female drivers, The Local.es reported Thursday.

Driving school Autoescuela Zaragoza had appealed a $5,456 sexual discrimination fine imposed by the local consumer rights group for advertising a 2011 deal offering classes at $907 for men while female students were charged $1,159.

The school argued male students required an average five fewer lessons than female students, and therefore should not have to pay the same price.

Albar agreed with the school that it did not make sense to charge male students a higher price for classes they don't need.

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