Road Safety and Transport 2025

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0409
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

Will TfL commission an urgent report to investigate what investment and policies are needed to achieve a vision of zero road deaths by 2025?

Answer

Answer for Road Safety and Transport 2025

Answer for Road Safety and Transport 2025

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Under our current Road Safety plan, and maintaining current levels of annual spending, we predict that there would be around 1,400 people killed or seriously injured a year by 2025. If the ratio of killed to seriously injured casualties remains unchanged, then this would include 72 deaths. Some 214 people died on London's roads in 2005. There is some evidence, however, that serious casualties are falling faster than deaths.

While it has been adopted in Sweden, there is a body of thought that maintains that it is impractical and therefore not achievable to have a target of zero deaths. In any event, as you know TfL has been so successful in meeting the Mayor's target reductions of Killed and Seriously Injured Casualties, that the targets have been extended.