Bus Design

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1084
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you outline what options are available to TfL in improving the design of buses in order to reduce the risk of death in collisions with pedestrians?

Answer

Answer for Bus Design

Answer for Bus Design

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.Safety features incorporated in current bus design include safety glass and the height of wing mirrors. TfL also require day-time use of lights to improve visibility to other road users and pedestrians.TfL always review major incidents on the bus network on a case-by-case basis to identify safer ways of operating buses in London. If any issue related to vehicle design is identified, this would be fed back to the relevant bus manufacturer.