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Company issued false 'idiot tests'

The Local · 24 Feb 2012, 08:40

Published: 24 Feb 2012 08:40 GMT+01:00

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According to the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ), authorities have uncovered evidence that the company, based in North Rhine-Westphalia, has been issuing fake Medical Psychological Assessment certificates to applicants who paid fees.

The exams, mainly given in the western towns of Dortmund and Essen, include psychological and medical assessments and hand-eye coordination tests.

Several drivers were able to use the falsified certificates to get their licenses back, but suspicious authorities began investigating and found at least 40 cases of falsification, the WAZ reported.

Approximately 100,000 motorists are ordered by authorities to take Medical Psychological Assessments before being allowed to drive each year, in most cases because they have been caught driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

But private providers are responsible for running the tests and some have charged that they are open to fraud.

Klaus-Peter Kalendruschat, a manager at TÜV Nord, a company that provides the assessments legally, told the WAZ that consumers should ensure that their assessment centres are fully licensed.

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He said he is convinced that because of the high stakes involved, there is a criminal element willing to issue falsified examination certificates.

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10:38 February 24, 2012 by 1TruthTeller
Well, idiot tests would be very useful in my S-Bahn parking lot, or my local supermarket. The idiots in question just cannot comprehend, must less use, those pesky white lines indicating a single parking space. No sirree Bob! Higgledy-piggledy strewn all about.Including in the space reserved for disabled drivers. Bring those tests on!
15:13 February 24, 2012 by nemo999
Are you an Idiot if you take the test and Pass, or are you an Idiot if you take the test and Fail? In either case I am not sure that I would show any one my certificate it might just confirm what they already suspect.

Are you an Idiot if you take your test at a center that is not fully licensed?

Are you an Idiot if you take your test at a center that is fully licensed?

The government certifies these "Idiot Test Centers", so that would mean that they certified Idiot Test Center testers, I wonder what the qualifications for that job is, and how much does it pay?

Who comes up with this stuff?
15:18 February 24, 2012 by finanzdoktor
@nemo999: In answer to your last question, the government, of course. The ones who believe they have to make our decisions for us, because we are unable to make them ourselves. Its the idiots leading the idiots (to the sound of carnival music).
18:26 February 24, 2012 by Englishted
They are all idiots here they drive on the wrong side :-)
02:01 February 25, 2012 by wood artist
My first thought was to wonder if the GOP candidates for President in the US had taken falsified tests. Then, after more consideration, I dismissed the idea. Properly certified or not, they're all idiots. Testing wouldn't help them.

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