ALICANTE is the worst city in Spain for drivers to lose points on their licence.
A report by the European Automobile Associates (AEA) Association, a private company specialising in the defence of the interests of drivers, revealed that Alicante motorists are the most likely to lose points on their driving licence in Spain. Specifically, Alicante receives an average of eight penalties per year per hundred drivers, the highest in the country, with Leon second and San Sebastian the third highest.
The report analysed a drivers’ census of 2013 showing 180,982 drivers, with police issuing 14,872 resulting in 46,691 points lost. Drivers in Alicante City were five times more likely to lose a point than residents of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, which has a similar population figure.
Whilst establishing the figures and analysing the data, the AEA was unable to give any reason or explanation as to why Alicante drivers were more likely to lose licence points.