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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Under Section 124 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 a civilian employed by a police authority for the purpose of giving police driving instruction is exempt from the requirements under Sec 123 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, in simple terms this person does not have to be an ADI, registered with the DVSA.

College of Policing governance, here https://www.app.college.police.uk/wp-con...

states that third party driver trainers must though be, "registered or licensed in line with driver training standards set out by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency"

Please advise if you are using any non DVSA registered or licensed instructors, via a third party agency. Instructors will include in car trainers interacting directly with students or drivers of a vehicle alone, demonstrating pursuit or any other techniques to students.

Please confirm if this is true that you are permitting, against the governance of the College of Policing, the use of non DVSA registered or licensed instructors, via a third party agency.

If this is true, please advise whether these instructors are (1) insured for instructional tasks as they are in breach of C.O.P governance, (2) allowed and insured to use exemptions to speed limits, red traffic lights and keep left signs as they are in breach of C.O.P governance.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Colin Aitchinson

Cyclops on behalf of Sheela Bhaskaran, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
  Sidcup
DA15 0HH
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/012764

  Date: 17/12/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear Mr Aitchinson

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/012764

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 13/12/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

Under Section 124 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 a civilian employed by a
police authority for the purpose of giving police driving instruction is
exempt from the requirements under Sec 123 of the Road Traffic Act 1988,
in simple terms this person does not have to be an ADI, registered with
the DVSA.

College of Policing governance, here
https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=7089&a...

states that third party driver trainers must though be, "registered or
licensed in line with driver training standards set out by the Driving and
Vehicle Standards Agency"

Please advise if you are using any non DVSA registered or licensed
instructors, via a third party agency. Instructors will include in car
trainers interacting directly with students or drivers of a vehicle alone,
demonstrating pursuit or any other techniques to students.

Please confirm if this is true that you are permitting, against the
governance of the College of Policing, the use of non DVSA registered or
licensed instructors, via a third party agency.

If this is true, please advise whether these instructors are (1) insured
for instructional tasks as they are in breach of C.O.P governance, (2)
allowed and insured to use exemptions to speed limits, red traffic lights
and keep left signs as they are in breach of C.O.P governance.

 

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Sheela Bhaskaran

 

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Dear Mr Aitchinson,

 

Please find attached response to your recent request for information.

 

Kind regards,

Suzanne Mason

 

Suzanne Mason, MA| Information Manager | Information & Insight | Strategy
& Governance | MetHQ |
Metropolitan Police Service

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