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Byline: Mark Ellis

DRIVING schools are passing off trainee instructors as fully qualified teachers - and most learner drivers are none the wiser.

Just one in seven learners who is being taught by a trainee realise their instructor is learning on the job, the AA has revealed.

And many do not know the pink badge on teachers' windscreens means they are not fully qualified - with some even believing it is the mark of a top-quality instructor.

AA president Edmund King said: "Many driving schools charge as if it's a fully qualified instructor but give you a trainee. There's a canyon between what learners think they are paying for and what they get."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 8, 2010
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