More than 50 percent of Mexican drivers operate vehicles without licenses, a new survey found.

The figure comes from a nationwide telephone survey of 800 people conducted in June by Gabinete de Comunicacion Estrategica, or GCE.

Some 53.5 percent of respondents said they drove without a license.

The survey found that 68.7 percent of the unlicensed drivers are women, GCE said.

The survey also revealed that 42.7 percent of drivers do not have automobile insurance. EFE