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Driving instructors are warned about sexual relationships with students

Published: Wednesday, 14 March 2018

If instructors do have a sexual relationship with a young student, it will now be seen as 'exploitation'.

If instructors do have a sexual relationship with a young student, it will now be seen as 'exploitation'.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) says if instructors become sexually involved with 16 and 17 year old pupils, even if it's consensual, they could face being punished. 

In 2016-17, there were 109 investigations into instructor misconduct, which includes inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Instructors could be removed from the approved register if they're found to be a 'high risk'.

Further information can be found on the BBC News website