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Gloucester MP Richard Graham calls for driving instructors to be classified like teachers – Gloucestershire Live

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Gloucester MP Richard Graham is calling for driving instructors to be classified like teachers after a spike in the number of allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour by instructors.

The Guardian recently reported how the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) received 246 allegations of indecency, sexually inappropriate behaviour or harassment from April 2018 to March this year.

It compares starkly with just 150 complaints made in England, Wales and Scotland in 2016 to 2018.


What’s on TV: Tuesday | Culture – The Times

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CRITICS’ CHOICE
Run For Your Life (ITV, 10.45pm)

Spending on youth services in England is reported to have fallen by 62% since 2010 but, as this film shows, the charity Track Academy in Brent, northwest London, is doing remarkable work inspiring and safeguarding children and teenagers, offering athletics training, mentoring and academic tutoring. It is run by Connie Henry, a former triple jumper, whose fierce belief in the transformative power of sport — and the potentially life-changing effects of having a dedicated PE teacher in every school — is shared here by Dame Kelly Holmes, Lord Coe and Daley Thompson.
Victoria Segal

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Getting ready to ride this biking season

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two motorcycle riding on road in the countryside

Are you looking forward to an eggs-cellent Easter weekend? We certainly are!

Whether your pupils are dusting their bikes off for spring or have been riding all winter, it’s important to make sure their bike’s in good nick. We thought it was a good time to remind you of some basic safety checks you can pass on to them before they get back on the road.

How are those tyres looking?

Even if a bike hasn’t been sat in the garage for the past few months, it’s always a good idea to give it a check over before taking it out.

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Driving lessons could soon be videoed after sexual harassment complaints triple – inews.co.uk

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All driving lessons could soon be recorded on camera following a huge rise in sexual harassment complaints from learner drivers.

The number of learners reporting sexual harassment from their instructors has tripled in just three years, with almost 250 complaints in the last year alone.

Rising numbers

From April 2018 to March 2019, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) received 247 allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour or harassment against driving instructors.

The numbers are a huge increase on previous years, having tripled from just 75 reports in 2015 to 2016.

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Driving lessons could be recorded on camera after sexual harassment complaints triple – inews.co.uk

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All driving lessons could soon be recorded on camera following a huge rise in sexual harassment complaints from learner drivers.

The number of learners reporting sexual harassment from their instructors has tripled in just three years, with almost 250 complaints in the last year alone.

Rising numbers

From April 2018 to March 2019, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) received 247 allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour or harassment against driving instructors.

The numbers are a huge increase on previous years, having tripled from just 75 reports in 2015 to 2016.

read more