Sunday, March 30, 2008

Is discredited author Jill Havern, a fit person to be a driving instructor?

Is discredited author Jill Havern, a fit person to be a driving instructor?

Havern, who operates the Freeway Driving School at Copston Grove, Birmingham, has -

* admitted making a hoax call to New South Wales Police, alleging that a well known blogger physically abused his mother.

* posted her victim's confidential information on a blog - plus personal information regarding his late father.

* has been banned from numerous online forums for abuse, intimidation and again - the posting of personal information and emails.

* Was forced to withdraw untrue remarks about the blogger - Mike Hitchen - from her website.

* openly supports Jeremy Young, a blogger infamous for making sexual remarks about his stillborn baby. Widespread concern for the welfare of his new child, prompted Bradford police and "other agencies" to investigate. Due to Data Protection, no further information was released.

* participated in intimidation of her target - plus anyone blogger connected with him.

* associates flooded a business directory with false testimonials

Considering her unethical and in some cases - illegal conduct, her professional integrity must be questioned. What happens if one of her pupils annoy her? will she post their personal details on the Internet as well? After all, she has a proven and demonstrated track record in doing so.

As a parent - would you trust this person to teach your teenager to drive?

If you live in Birmingham and wish to learn to drive - I would advise sticking to driving schools whose integrity is proven.

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