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Steve Farrell  says:

All test cheats are drivers

Hundreds of learner drivers a year get someone else to take their test for them while not one motorcyclist attempts the scam, government figures show. Suspected impersonators sat 455 practical tests and 1469 theory tests in 2011/12 – an average of five a day - but all of the cheats were drivers. A Driving Standards Agency spokeswoman said: ‘I can...

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Sep 10

Posts: 1335

SatNavSteve says:

I'm willing to bet the vast majority of cheats were immigrants arriving here and then expecting to drive straight away and they will have existing family or friends who organise it for them. Motorcycles aren't a priority for them so that will be the answer. Probably!!

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Feb 12

Posts: 254

Titosfuneral says:

Wow @satnavsteve. Massive assumption with what evidence?

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Sep 09

Posts: 905

Rogerborg says:

I agree with Steve's racial profiling

No, really, I do.  Immigrants tend to be smart cookies: why would they be riding bikes?

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Aug 02

Posts: 39

bud says:

It takes real effort and will to want to ride a bike and is a matter of pride whether you pass or fail, many learner drivers on the other hand just do it because it's expected of them with no real interest in the task at hand, the test is seen as a mere formality.

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May 10

Posts: 102

Bebobobob says:

racists rarely require evidence for any of their crazy beliefs, they still think working taxpayers are unemployed benefit cheats lol

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Jun 07

Posts: 14

bibickeybi says:

In February 2011, four men who hired an impersonator to take their driving theory tests were jailed for six months having paid £500 for the criminal to take their tests for them. Sami Hamadok, Ahmed Omar, Kayfee Hameed and Agar Hamid each paid £400 to £500 for the impostor to sit the test for them in a Middlesbrough test centre. And in June 2011, a Somali bus driver Deeg Mohammed, 27, was jailed for impersonating over 200 individuals across the country. The bus driver took the tests using the applicants’ provisional driving licences and the examiners failed to realise that he was not the person in the photograph. Of the 200 drivers he impersonated, police could only trace only 15 of the illegal drivers. He charged £500 a time for the service and carried it out across Britain, making more than £100,000 before he was caught.

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Sep 08

Posts: 38

geoffb61 says:


judging by the evidence I see everyday, millions are doing really bad impersonations of people that can drive!

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Aug 02

Posts: 2769

spondonste says:

Hmmm, maybe.....??

Riding a bike without the necessary skills to properly control it is dangerous (potentially fatal). Doing the same in a car carries significantly less risk to the would be driver as they'll just kill those around them and have crumple zone all around them to deflect any injuries. That probably has a great deal to do with learner riders not getting somebody else to do their test.

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Aug 02

Posts: 13

paulfielding says:

Hmmm... mean that nobody has been caught doing it.

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Jun 10

Posts: 120

wak1309 says:

Integrity and respect?

Seems to me that most who've passed a bike test simply wouldn't 'sit in' for another. I can't imagine anyone would do it for a 'mate' who would most likely kill himself due to lack of correct training and build up of road knowlwedge?

In the examples people have used underneath, where profit is the motivator, perhaps motorcyclists have more respect for the reasons we have to pass our test? I'm proud to say I'm part of the biking family and tell anyone that will listen that they should take it up, if for no other reason than to make them better, more aware drivers?


You wouldn't think we're a friendly family though with some of the comments on the racing threads on here!!

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