One arrest in instructor sting

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


A suspected illegal driving instructor has been arrested following a joint operation between the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Metropolitan Police.

The three-day operation took place at the end of October, at locations in East and West London, including Ilford, where one arrest was made for taking payment for driving instruction without being registered as a driving instructor.

Section 123 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 prohibits drivers from receiving payment for providing driving instruction unless they are qualified and registered with the DVSA.

Throughout the operation, 74 vehicles were stopped, one arrest was made, one vehicle seized, and one summons issued to a registered instructor for failing to display the required license in their vehicle.

The head of the DVSA Fraud and Integrity team Andy Rice said: “Illegal driving instruction is rare but when it happens can potentially be very serious. We investigate all reported cases and work with the Police to bring offenders to justice.”



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