You Need to Hire Real Driving Instructors
Some people might not think that it ultimately matters whether or not a driving instructor is licensed or not, at least in terms of whether or not he or she is going to be able to teach. However, illegal driving instructors are a big problem, and there are really no benefits involved with working with them. These people provide unnecessary competition for the valid driving instructors who have actually taken the time to get licensed and skilled at their profession. Illegal driving instructors are also creating an unsafe environment for their students.
Driving instructors get criminal record checks in order to because fully certified and licensed. This is not going to be the case for the driving instructors who operate illegally. Since these people are operating illegally, they are already committing crimes in their own right, of course. They’ll certainly have something on their criminal records after you have reported them. Since they’re doing this particular crime, the odds of them being criminals in general might be even higher. Chances are, if you are driving with an illegal driving instructor, you are driving with someone who has committed multiple crimes.
Illegal Driving Instructors and Safety
Illegal driving instructors are not going to necessarily follow the code of conduct that is in place for all of the licensed driving instructors. Licensed driving instructors have a great deal of accountability. They have to meet a lot of standards in order to prove that they are qualified to teach, and this goes beyond just offering people driving advice and a watchful eye.
For one thing, you might have heard about some of the dangers involved with some modern driving services and drivers who don’t respect the boundaries of their clients. This can still happen with licensed driving instructors, unfortunately, but it is much less likely to happen with the legal driving instructors. Illegal driving instructors are usually going to be shadier individuals in general, and they are not going to be as accountable for their actions. They might steal from their students, harass them, or worse.
This is one of the worst case scenarios, of course. However, some illegal driving instructors are going to haggle with you over the price of the instructions in a way that would just not happen with a good portion of the licensed driving instructors. Licensed driving instructors make it very clear what they are going to charge for their services, and they are not going to ‘accidentally’ lose the money that you gave them. Those are both very real risks with the illegal driving instructors.
If You’ve Used an Illegal Driving Instructor
Don’t feel bad if something like this has happened to you as a student. Many of these people are skilled con artists, and they are deliberately trying to take advantage of the people who really need to get their driving licenses. If we can all raise awareness about the general risks involved with illegal driving instructors, and even the fact that these people are so common in the first place, there might not be as many future victims.