The supervision according to § 51 Driving Instructor Act (Driving School Supervision) is usually initiated ex officio by the Government of Upper Palatinate; the expert receives an inspection order for this purpose, which also specifies the type and scope of the inspection. The expert then carries out the inspection on his own responsibility and in consultation with the person to be monitored.
The result of the monitoring (formal report & pedagogical checklists) is communicated to the responsible licensing or recognition authority (district administrative authority/government).
If no deficiencies or only minor deficiencies have been found in two successive inspections, the examination frequency can be set at four years by the government of Upper Palatinate (§ 51 Para. 5 FahrlG).
Furthermore, the result of the monitoring can lead to consequences for the person being monitored.
In addition to the initiation of administrative offence proceedings, the revocation of the respective permit or official recognition may be possible. Furthermore, if pedagogical and/or professional deficiencies are found, the following quality-assuring orders may be issued
- Practical advice (on an appropriate didactic design of the driving school training) and
- content-specific special further training
can be considered.
In this context, follow-up inspections can also be ordered to ensure that the quality assurance measures are implemented.
The government of the Upper Palatinate is responsible for the quality assurance orders, their follow-up control and the prosecution and punishment of violations; the tasks and powers of the licensing, recognition and approval authorities remain unaffected.