DSA’s Fraud and Integrity team led a raid in Greater London on 20 February as part of a joint operation with the Metropolitan Police.
It resulted in the arrest of a DSA driving examiner, an approved driving instructor and 4 candidates suspected of conspiracy to commit fraud.
As a result of this operation 100 driving licences are being revoked.
A BBC report of the arrests was broadcast on the lunchtime national news yesterday.
Watch the BBC video
Bringing offenders to justice
Andy Rice, DSA Head of Fraud and Integrity, said afterwards:
“Although rare, when it happens, driving test fraud is a serious offence that puts the lives of innocent road users at risk.
“We have stringent procedures in place to ensure that any fraudulent activity will be detected. As today’s operation demonstrates, we take all allegations extremely seriously and will work with the police to bring offenders to justice.
“The safety of the general public and the integrity of the driving test are paramount.”
You can report anything you know about driving test fraud to the Fraud and Integrity team on 0115 936 6051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.