Learners try to cheat their way to a test pass

Monday 28th January, 2013 at 12:01 COMMENTS (0)

FIVE learner drivers a day on average try to cheat their way to a test pass by sending someone to take it for them. 

Figures show that 455 practical tests and 1,469 theory tests in 2011/12 involved a suspected impersonator. 

Police arrested 273 scammers in that time leading to 73 convictions, 119 police cautions and 837 licences being revoked. 

The figures released by the Driving Standards Agency following our Freedom of Information request also revealed how some desperate drivers even try to buy or threaten their way to a pass. 

Five learners tried to offer a cash bribe to an examiner in return for a pass last year, while 12 were reported for a physical attack and 175 for verbal abuse on an examiner. 

A Driving Standards Agency spokesman said: "At the end of the 2011/12 financial year, there were 189 individuals in the criminal justice system and 891 suspect tests being investigated."

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Source: The Sun


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