Consultation outcome

Driving instructor suspension: compensation scheme

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Summary

This consultation is about introducing a compensation scheme for The Driving Instruction (Suspension And Exemption Powers) Act 2009.

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Comments on proposals

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Consultation description

This consultation is about introducing a compensation scheme in connection with The Driving Instruction (Suspension And Exemption Powers) Act 2009.

The Act introduces a power for the Driving Standards Agency to suspend the approval of driving instructors in rare situations where they pose a danger to the public. This will usually be where the instructor is:

  • convicted of a serious violent or sexual offence
  • delivering tuition of a dangerously low level

Before the suspension power can be used, a compensation scheme must be in place for instructors whose approval to instruct is suspended but not subsequently removed.

The proposals are about the system for making a claim for compensation and how compensation will be worked out.