NEW research into the driving habits of young motorists has been revealed by Spain’s Association of Insurance Companies.
The statistics cover drivers under the age of 36 and are broken down into regions of the country.
The aim was to discover any patterns of behaviour by young Spaniards at the wheel in a group which has traditionally been seen as the section responsible for the most accidents.
Researchers from Madrid-based Unespa wanted to differentiate between fatal accidents and those where someone was injured, from incidents involving only minor damage.
Each region was assigned a number from one to 10 based on the figure for insurance claims submitted compared with the number of vehicles registered in each territory.
While the headline figures showed the safest drivers to be females from the Huesca Province of north east Spain, amongst the worst are those in Sevilla and Las Palmas where drivers could be considered the ‘most reckless,’ according to the report.
The regions containing the worst drivers also included Almeria, Murcia and Malaga which placed sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.