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The successor to current Senior Traffic Commissioner, Beverley Bell, has been announced by Transport Minister, John Hayes.
Richard Turfitt, the current Traffic Commissioner for the East Of England (pictured left), will take over from Bell (pictured centre) on 1st June. Turfitt has held his commissioner’s role since 2008 and is also a serving JP.
“There is no doubt that I have a hard act to follow and I want to thank Beverley for her work as Senior Traffic Commissioner over the last 5 years.”
He added: “We have a strong, dedicated team of traffic commissioners and I look forward to continuing that work with them, to support responsible, compliant operators and drivers and focus on scrutiny on those who pose serious risks to safety standards.”
Speaking on the appointment, Beverley Bell said: “Richard has been an unstinting source of support for me in my time as Senior Traffic Commissioner and I feel comfortable leaving the role in his capable hands.”
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