Almost 2,000 learner drivers tried to cheat their way to driving licences last year, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Sun report: 

FIVE learner drivers a day on average try to cheat their way to a test pass — by sending someone to take it for them, The Sun can reveal.

Figures show that 455 practical tests and 1,469 theory tests in 2011/12 involved a suspected impersonator.

Cops arrested 273 scammers in that time — leading to 73 convictions, 119 police cautions and 837 licences being revoked.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.