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New traffic commissioner appointed for Wales

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has appointed Victoria Davies as the new traffic commissioner for Wales

The Senior Traffic Commissioner, Richard Turfitt, said of their appointment:

I am delighted that Victoria has been appointed to the traffic commissioner team. She brings valuable experience of legal process and regulation, which will be used to great effect in serving the communities of their respective traffic areas. I genuinely look forward to working with her. She will be taking up the post in February 2020.

Victoria Davies - Traffic Commissioner for Wales.
Victoria Davies - Traffic Commissioner for Wales.

Victoria has over 25 years legal experience. Since 2010, she has worked as a senior lawyer managing the transport team for the Welsh Government.

Before that, Victoria spent 8 years working for DfT as a senior advisory lawyer for various divisions including for the Road Transport Advisory Division.

Ken Skates AM, Minister for Economy and Transport in the Welsh Government, said:

I welcome the appointment of Victoria Davies as the new Traffic Commissioner for Wales. I look forward to our continued close working with the Department for Transport and the Senior Traffic Commissioner, Richard Turfitt, and his Office as we develop the role and presence of the Traffic Commissioner in Wales.

I am pleased that the new Traffic Commissioner is committed to continuing to improve her Welsh language skills to ensure the provision of a bilingual service to HGV and PSV operators in Wales.

The role of the traffic commissioners

Where appropriate, they can call operators to a public inquiry to examine concerns about vehicle and driver safety. They also deal with professional drivers at conduct hearings.


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