2008 News Archive - Holidays - Spain is 'top car hire destination'

01 09 2008

Holidaymakers in Spain are the safest drivers in the world, according to new research.

A study carried out by vehicle hire company Car Del Mar revealed that holidaymakers hiring cars in Spain were the least likely to cause damage, with 99.5 per cent of cars returned in immaculate condition.

Hire cars in Chile and Ireland are the most likely to be returned with damage, followed by Costa Rica and Mexico.

Commenting on the findings, Car Del Mar managing director Carsten Greiner said: " Drivers are always very quick to blame the driving conditions of another country or the habits of another nationality – and perhaps our survey proves that some countries are worse to drive in than others."

Mr Greiner added that it was interesting that "such a diverse mix" of countries had topped the poll.

Meanwhile, when it comes to holiday car hire, IndependentTraveller.com advises consumers to shop around for the best deals, read rental agreements thoroughly and ensure that vehicles are returned on time.

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