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Learner drivers caught using test stand-ins

Compact Cars, Bridgend


Driving test fraud is an offence committed when someone else takes your Theory Test on your behalf pretending to be you. But be warned, it's a serious offence and more than 1,000 licences have been revoked because of it in the past five years.

There were 209 convictions from 2012-13 to 2016-17, with more than half happening within the London area and being dealt with by the Metropolitan Police.

A total of about 1.5 million practical and 1.9 million theory tests are taken each year.

Mr Jones said the majority of investigations were inititated by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) until there was enough evidence to support an arrest and prosecution, then they were handed over to the police