The chances of a road accident has increased due to the recession, experts in Spain have said.

The increase is due to more careless or aggressive driving by people due to depression out of job loss and insecurity, said experts at the International Road Traffic Behaviour Risk Prevention Congress held in the Spanish city Valencia.

In addition, there are fewer chances that the car-owners will pay for service, maintenance and repairs that their vehicles need, during economic slowdown, said experts.

This is in spite of an estimated 50% of all drivers being more cautious these days due to concerns about paying a motoring offence fine.