In light of the revelations today by The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) which says that tens of thousands of people are paying fraudsters to sit their driving test for them, the DVLA has introduced measures to allow "proxies" to take incompetent drivers' tests for them.
The DSA described the problem, the scale of which has only recently become clear, as serious. A spokesman commented, "We just can't police this system, all spotty teenagers look alike to us and it seems that those who have passed their test just stand in for all their mates."
The DVLA has been forced to introduce a new system whereby learner drivers will have to state whether they will be taking the test themselves or via a named proxy. The DVLA stated, "We were concerned that by making the tests harder we might drive Learner Drivers underground. At least this way we can ensure that banned drivers aren't taking the tests. It was either this or retina scans."
In a new twist the DLEA (Drivers Law Enforcement Agency) has revealed that most cars used in driving examinations are "ringers", that is cars which are not what they seem to be in terms of make, model or age.
One driving test candidate,who didn't wish to be named, stated, "I should get my test certificate next week, after that I will nick a car and my dad said he will give me a few runs around Sainsbury's carpark to get used to the gears."