A DRIVING instructor has rem-oved a claim on his website which sparked an Advertising Standards Authority investigation despite insisting it is accurate.

Kelvin White says he does not have the time to prove his boast of a first-time test pass rate over 80%.

It follows a complaint to the ASA by an unnamed source.

Mr White, whose driving school operates in Tiverton, Exeter, Wellington and other Somerset towns, said: “The facts are accurate – in fact, the pass rate was 89% last month – but we took it down because the ASA wanted them constantly updated.

“In the past we’ve coordinated our pass rates every six months, but the ASA wanted us to do it monthly and provide evidence.”

An ASA spokeswoman said: “We received a complaint about advertising on the Kelvin White Driving School website which stated ‘you will also benefit from our first time pass rate of over 80% across the whole of the driving school’.

“The complainant challenged whether the quoted pass rate was misleading and could be substantiated.

“We approached the advertiser who agreed to remove the claims.”