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Government ready to ban driving test interpreters

Test Interpreter Ban

Full Article available from The Telegraph

Foreign drivers could be banned from using interpreters to help them through their tests to prevent cheating, under proposals unveiled by Stephen Hammond, the road safety minister.

The Government is also ready to scrap pre-recorded voice-overs, currently available in 19 different languages including Polish and several from the Indian subcontinent.

Both options are contained in a Government consultation which will continue until the spring.

“There is a potential road safety risk of drivers not understanding important traffic updates or emergency information,” said Mr Hammond.

“Allowing interpreters on tests also presents the risk of fraud, for example if they are indicating the correct answers to theory test questions.”

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