Traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell stepped down because she felt the TCs did not receive sufficient support from the government. The senior TC and TC for the North West sent her letter of resignation to transport secretary Chris Grayling last year. In it she said it was vital the DfT “gives its full support to the traffic commissioners” and to fail to do so would “irreparably undermine the jurisdiction which has survived and thrived for 85 years”. “Over the years,” […]
The road transport industry has been urged to create an industry-wide code of practice on cyclist safety and a clear programme of work to promote the enforcement of safety regulations.
A piecemeal, stop-go approach to funding for road maintenance has made it difficult for highways authorities to deliver maintenance cost-effectively over recent decades, the Public Accounts Committee has said.
Yet another reshuffle at the DfT has seen local roads and traffic minister Robert Goodwill step away from road transport entirely.