Judge rules men are better drivers than women

Ruling settles driving school payment dispute

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ZARAGOZA, Spain - A judge in Spain may be sleeping on the couch this week, after declaring in court that men are better drivers than women.

The dispute stems from a case of a local driving school that was sued for having a discriminatory payment policy. According to Spanish news website The Local, Autoescuela Zaragoza offered a deal where men between 18 and 24 could take as many classes as they needed in order to pass their drivers test for $900. For a woman to get unlimited classes, it cost close to $1150.

The school claims that their own data shows men complete their program in five fewer class than women on average, and the price hike is justified. Judge Javier Albar agreed, citing Spain's Directorate of Traffic saying "every single year, men displayed greater dexterity and better open road skills."

A women's rights group plans to fight the ruling in a higher court.

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