Redesigning Bus Bodywork

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1001
Question By: 
Geoff Pope
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Is any work in progress to re-design the front end of bus bodywork so that injuries to pedestrians (and particularly children) involved in collisions with buses can be minimised?

Answer

Answer for Redesigning Bus Bodywork

Answer for Redesigning Bus Bodywork

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All vehicles in the London Buses' fleet meet the UK's Construction and Use requirements, and are designed to minimise risk to pedestrians, passengers and drivers.TfL take into consideration all research into new vehicle design that might further improve the safe operation of the bus fleet. New designs are incorporated into the vehicle specification, where appropriate. This specification sets out to operators TfL's requirements when new buses are introduced. TfL is unaware of any current evidence to suggest that the devices such as crumple zones or other modifications would further improve safety.