Turfitt appointed senior traffic commissioner

Richard Turfitt has been appointed as the new senior traffic commissioner by transport minister John Hayes. Currently traffic commissioner for the east of England, Turfitt will begin his new role on 1 June 2017, taking over from the current senior traffic commissioner, Beverley Bell.

He has been in his current role since 2008, and worked as a government prosecutor for more than a decade. 

“I’m delighted that Richard will be the new senior traffic commissioner, following his tenure as traffic commissioner for the East of England,” says Hayes. “His knowledge and vast experience means he is well-placed to regulate services appropriately, and I wish him all the best in this important role.”

Turfitt adds: “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 five years. 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 our scrutiny on those who pose serious risks to safety standards.”