Canada cracks down on fraudulent commercial licenses

| 2/23/2005

Scandals with driving schools and commercial driver licenses are not limited to the United States. Police in Canada are cracking down, and a current investigation suggests that one driving school in Calgary may have put hundreds of unqualified drivers on the road.

According to reports from Canadian media, Calgary police arrested the owner of Delta Driving Feb. 18. The driving school was allegedly involved in people obtaining illegitimate Class 1 licenses. A number of those people were later involved in serious collisions, according to reports in the Edmondton Sun.

The police sting operation included the review of 172 “suspicious” Class 1 licenses, the Sun reported. The alleged illegitimate licenses were reportedly obtained with false information about residency and medical exams.