Reckless: Young drivers from Almeria among the worst


YOUNG drivers from Almeria Province are among some of the worst in the country, according to a new report.

A new report entitled the ‘Report on Youth at the wheel’ prepared by the Insurance Business Association (UNESPA) with data provided by the Automobile Insurance statistics (ESA) has analysed young people’s driving in Spain.

The report uses a one to 10 system to evaluate and measure the probability of accidents among young people of different provinces by incorporating the number of accidents that occurred based on the number of vehicles registered.

It found that the worst young drivers mainly came from southern Spain, with the worst results coming from Las Palmas, Cadiz, Sevilla, Pontevedra and Almeria.

Some of the safest drivers between the ages of 18 and 25 came from areas such as Soria, Segovia, Cuenca, Ciudad Real, Huesca and Avila.

Across Andalucia, women were found to be the better drivers and they were also found to be better drivers in Asturias, Aragon and a large part of Castilla y Leon.

The report showed a number of alarming statistics, including a young man who has only had his licence for a year is 3.7 times more likely to have a serious accident than a more experienced driver.

This figure drops dramatically to 1.6 times when a man has been driving for 10 years.