A judge in Spain ruled it was ok for a driving school to charge women more than men.
Should unequal rules be put into place based on generalized studies sampling only a small portion of the population? Many don’t think so and have voiced their opinions after a judge in northern Spain ruled it was ok for a driving school to charge women more than men.
A consumer rights group had fined the driving school about $5,450 for their gender-based pricing. The driving school took them to court telling the judge that their policy to charge male students age 18 to 22 about $900 for as many classes as they needed to get their driver’s license while charging women approximately $1,150 for the same was not sexual discrimination.
The judge agreed with their own studies showing the men needed five fewer classes to pass the tests than women. He also referred to data from Spain’s Directorate of Traffic that “every single year, men displayed greater dexterity and better open road skills”
The judge reasoned that men would not want to pay a higher price for more driving classes than they needed, so it would hurt the driving school’s business to charge equally higher amounts to cover the expenses required by the extra classes needed by females. Do you agree?