Move being considered by DVSA after 50% rise in assaults by disgruntled learner drivers in a year

Driving test examiners could be given body cameras following a spate of attacks by failed candidates.

More than 300 staff from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) suffered physical or verbal abuse in 2016, up from 198 the previous year, according to the government agency. Around two-thirds of attacks were carried out on examiners, the rest being aimed at vehicle testers and roadside enforcement staff.

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