Road Safety

Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
Toby Harris
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


What consideration has TfL given to promoting a citywide partnership to improve road safety across London? .


Answer for Road Safety

Answer for Road Safety

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

Both TfL and I recognise the need for a city-wide partnership. My London Road Safety Plan states `We can only reduce casualties though a partnership between all those whose actions affect road safety." It identifies the London Boroughs, Police, schools, health authorities, road user groups as well as the voluntary and private sectors as groups affecting road safety.One of the major developments in forming partnerships has been the setting up of the Pan London Road Safety Forum. This meets 3 to 4 times a year, and all the stakeholders identified in the Safety Plan are invited and attend. Presentations are made on the latest road safety developments, along with discussions on `best practice" and local London road safety casualty trends and problems.Other examples of partnership working include the Children's Traffic Club (with London Boroughs and Health trusts) and the London Safety Camera Partnership (with the Police, ALG and Magistrates). .