Bogus driving instructor punished

10.27 | 4 September 2009 |

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has delivered a stark warning to bogus driving instructors who flout the law by illegally teaching learner drivers.
Deekan Vig, of Southgate, was last week sentenced to six months’ imprisonment suspended for 12 months on condition that he does 100 hours of unpaid community work. He was found guilty of three charges of fraud by misrepresentation at an earlier trial.
Vig conned learner drivers into believing he was an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). It is illegal to receive money for driving tuition unless you are a qualified ADI.
Charles Morton, DSA’s registrar of driving instructors, said: “Our message is clear: if you are not an ADI or a trainee licence holder and teach for money you can expect to face ever-increasing penalties.
“Illegal instructors are a danger to the public. They have not been assessed by us to ensure they are able to provide driving instruction to required standards.”
For more information contact the DSA on 02920 581155.


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