Hidden camera investigation reveals driving school instructors offering shortcuts to new drivers for a fee

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Many Ontario driving instructors are willing to be paid to help falsify documents, saying students took driving classes when they didn’t, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.

Marketplace called 20 driving school instructors in Ontario who posted online ads offering beginner driver education (BDE) lessons. Fourteen of them, or 70 per cent, offered to help break licensing rules.

Historically, about 40 per cent of novice drivers have completed the beginner driver education training. In 2022, 160,000 (out of about 400,000) newly licensed drivers completed the training.

To obtain a BDE certificate, a new driver must complete 10 hours of in-car lessons, 20 hours of

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