Traffic Commissioner hears driver was speeding and using her mobile phone before crashing into a car

tcA driver who asked for her vocational licence back after being banned for dangerous driving has been disqualified for 10 years by the Traffic Commissioner for Wales.

Mr Jones said the circumstances of the driving which led to her conviction demonstrated a “wholesale disregard for road safety and other road users”.

The driver crashed into a car while driving a HGV, which resulted in two children being airlifted to hospital. After admitting dangerous driving, she was jailed for 10 months in 2015 and disqualified from driving for three years.

Investigations showed she’d been speeding and using mobile phones leading up to the incident.

The Traffic Commissioner also found several previous endorsements on her licence for speeding and using a mobile phone whilst in a HGV.

In a written decision issued after a conduct hearing, Mr Jones said the driver shouldn’t be able to drive HGVs for a very long period of time, in the interests of road safety.

The driver will be disqualified from holding or obtaining a vocational licence for 10 years from the date her ordinary driving licence is returned.

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