I am a driving instructor and lately I‚Äôve become aware of learner drivers being robbed. The learner driver enters a verbal contract with the instructor for 10 hours of driving lessons, for which the learner driver pays upfront.
What happens is that, after the third driving lesson, the instructor disappears. However, what confuses me is that the learner has absolutely no information; not the name of the instructor or the physical address from where the business operates, but the learner willingly parts with a considerable amount of cash.
Call that gullible or stupid. To operate as a driving instructor, you must be in possession of a valid instructor‚Äôs certificate. I find it worrying that the National Department of Transport is reluctant to regulate the industry.
*¬†Richard Talliard, Heathfield.
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