A driving test impersonator has been given an eight-month jail sentence
24 September 2008

A driving test impersonator has been given an eight-month jail sentence for “conspiracy to obtain property by deception”.

Joseph Nazaire Djoukam of south-east London appeared before Croydon Crown Court yesterday, where he was found guilty of illegally sitting in driving tests for unwilling or unfit “candidates”.

Presiding judge Stephen Walker sentenced the imposter and continued to mete out punishment to three of Djoukam’s ‘clients’, who received a combined total of 350 hours’ community service and a £1600 bill for court costs.

Andrew Rice, head of the Driving Standards Agency’s Fraud and Integrity division, said, "We are delighted with the outcome of today's verdict. Tackling impersonations is a key priority for the Agency, as failing to identify offenders presents a significant danger to road safety.”

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24 September 2008

Anyone that has driven around SE London will not be remotely surprised to learn that this goes on around there. The standard of driving is feeble, like the rest of London. I love the place, and I love living there, but it is spectacular sometimes how dangerous the South Circular can be.

25 September 2008

This is a classic problem where the UK ID would be the perfect solution for.

28 September 2008

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This is a classic problem where the UK ID would be the perfect solution for.

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No it would not. Biometric ID can be forged now thus removing the effectiveness of the ID card.

You are mad, are you are some sort of apologist for the rapid dissection of personal freedoms and liberty?

I bet you want to tax me off of the road too and inspect my bins for re-cycling.

Sickening.

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