Judge Javier Albar ruled a driving school was within its rights to charge female drivers a higher rate than men on a course of driving lessons.
The Zaragoza driving school was initially fined [Euro]4000 for sexual discrimination, but Albar overturned the ruling when the school appealed and presented research to prove its claims that men were better drivers. Its research suggested women required more lessons than men to pass their driving test.
Judge Albar cited information from Spain’s Directorate of Traffic which he argued demonstrated that “every single year, men displayed greater dexterity and better open road skills” in their driving tests than females.
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