Bulgaria cracks down on dodgy driving schools

Bulgarian authorities have begun investigating misleading advertisements by driving schools that offer fees of 200 to 300 leva (about 100 to 150 euro) and then hit learner drivers for sums double or triple that.

Meanwhile, the introduction of video surveillance cameras during driving licence exams is also reported to have cut the number of licences bought through bribery, local media reports said.

Cases of alleged attempts at bribery to secure a licence include a candidate who completed his theoretical exam and left an envelope containing 300 leva beneath his completed examination form.

According to local media, within a few weeks, examinations done on paper could be replaced by theoretical examinations done on tablets linked to the state motor vehicle inspectorate computer system.

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