Industry driven to fraud: instructors passing incompetent drivers
Relevant impacts: Human impact
Following receipt of more than 40 complaints to the Office for Public Integrity about the conduct of authorised South Australian driving examiners, an investigation was launched by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption into the conduct of examiners.
The ICAC investigation found bribery of instructors to be "prevalent" in South Australia, with examiners accepting bribes, threatening students with failure and passing others who broke road rules during tests. The report also found there had has been a pattern of bribery allegations within South Australia's multicultural communities.
The ICAC report includes several recommendations for reform.