Saturday, December 02
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Driving school penalised for duping consumer in North Batinah


Muscat – A driving school was fined RO100 and the person in charge handed a two-month prison sentence for failing to provide the promised services to a consumer in North Batinah, according to the Consumer Protection Authority (CPA).

A statement issued by CPA said, ‘The Sohar Court of First Instance passed a judicial ruling convicting an accused of failing to provide services in a proper manner. It sentenced him to two months imprisonment and imposed a fine of RO100.’

According to the CPA, the Directorate General of Consumer Protection in Sohar received a complaint from a consumer stating she had contracted a driving school for driving instruction services. She started learning, but the trainer who was assigned the task passed away, following which the driving school did not provide an alternative nor return the advance paid by her, which is a violation of the Consumer Protection Law promulgated by Royal Decree No 66/2014.

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