Record number of learner drivers report instructors for sexually inappropriate behaviour

More than 200 learner drivers accused their instructors of sexually inappropriate behaviour last year, prompting calls for lessons to be recorded to protect students, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal. A total of 247 allegations of serious misconduct were lodged with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) from April 2018 to March 2019, a three-fold increase compared to four years ago when only 75 complaints were received. Last year, 10 instructors were banned from teaching following complaints from women as young as 17, statistics obtained under Freedom of Information laws show. The rise in complaints in England, Wales and Scotland has triggered calls for all commercial driving lessons…