Jacqui Turland, ADI Registrar, explains how certain types of inappropriate conduct by a driving instructor might be dealt with to protect learner drivers, and protect and improve the reputation of the ADI profession.
It’s now been a year since Driver CPC became compulsory for all professionals drivers. Since then, drivers and operators have spoken about the benefits they’ve got from Driver CPC.
Firstly, I want to thank those of you who have reported an illegal driving instructor to DVSA. These reports are vital and help us to bring the criminals who abuse the driving test system to justice.
Earlier this year, DVSA began to trial a new version of the practical driving test.
The vast majority of instructors maintain a high professional standard and are a credit to the driver training industry. To make sure this continues, it’s important that DVSA takes appropriate action whenever someone’s conduct falls below what is expected.
You may have noticed that waiting times for a driving test have gone up recently in some areas. We’re working hard to bring waiting times down in those areas.
We publish lots of videos on our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/dvsagovuk), and we love to see how well they’re shared and used across your own websites.
It’s been a while since we last published the Despatch ezine, but we’re relaunching in a new blog format that will be much more interactive.