New acting traffic commissioner for the West Midlands appointed

Traffic Commissioners

The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has appointed an acting traffic commissioner for England and Wales.

Miles Dorrington will be taking on the role following the decision by Nick Denton to retire.

Where the office of any traffic commissioner becomes vacant, the secretary of state may appoint a person to act as a traffic commissioner for England and Wales pending the appointment of a new traffic commissioner.

Dorrington will take up his temporary position from August 22, until a new traffic commissioner takes up the post on a permanent basis.

Traffic commissioners are responsible for the licensing and regulation of bus, coach and goods vehicle operators, and registration of local bus services. 

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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