INTRODUCING a Register of Driving Instructors will ‘sort the wheat from the chaff’, according to those who currently run driving schools in the island.
The Environment Department has now opened a voluntary register after States members backed proposals in December.
It is considering applications from suitable individuals and organisations seeking to be included on the register, which will remain voluntary until the appropriate legal framework for a mandatory one has been put into place.
Steve Le Poidevin, 30, who owns Safeway Driving School, said the register would be ‘an extremely good thing’.
‘Most of the instructors, including myself, hold no formal qualification to teach and this should change. It will certainly sort the wheat from the chaff.
‘There are lots of instructors doing a brilliant job, but there are some which are not so good.'