An instructor on driving test bias: 'he was fine with white students…'
Shazia Akkari’s experiences of examiners have led her to suspect not every verdict is fair
A car horn sounds a short distance away. The driver pauses, looks around, momentarily distracted, and then tentatively reverses into the parking space. Ignition off. A moment’s pause while a form is filled. It’s good news. Her hands go up to her face out of sheer relief.
This young Asian woman has just passed her driving test at the DVLA test centre in West Didsbury, Manchester. She climbs out of the car, hugs her instructor and, beaming, poses for a photograph holding her certificate, capturing one of the classic coming-of-age rituals.
Source: Guardian Transport