Pedestrians hit by buses

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0374
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Data released by TfL under a Freedom of Information Act request (TfL ref FOI-1019-1112) shows that there were 64 pedestrian fatalities caused by TfL buses which took place at pedestrian crossings since October 2006. How many of these bus drivers have been prosecuted for dangerous driving and what sentences did they receive?

Answer

Answer for Pedestrians hit by buses

Answer for Pedestrians hit by buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This is not correct. The information released by TfL stated that these were fatalities on all parts of the road, across the bus network, not on one specific point like a pedestrian crossing. Your statement is incorrect and the original requestor was clearly informed of this fact.

There were 69 pedestrian fatalities from April 2006 to March 2011 following collisions with TfL buses. These incidents are fully investigated by the bus operators involved and Metropolitan Police. In the vast majority of cases, the bus driver was not deemed to be blameworthy. Nine accidents or 13 per cent of cases have led to drivers being prosecuted.