Pedestrians hit by buses (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Reference: 
2012/1018
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are you concerned that TfL does not keep comprehensive records of convictions resulting from collisions against drivers working for its bus operating companies? Do you agree that TfL has a duty of care to monitor the health and safety impacts of its subcontractors and that keeping records would be one way of doing this?

Answer

Answer for Pedestrians hit by buses (2)

Answer for Pedestrians hit by buses (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No. The prosecution of all motorists committing driving offences in London is the responsibility of the Metropolitan Police.

The DVLA is advised of a conviction by the courts so that a record can be added to a driver's licence.

Bus operators check licences prior to drivers being employed, then every six months after that to satisfy themselves that they remain valid in relation to endorsements.

TfL conducts audits of operators on a regular basis to assure it that processes such as these are being undertaken by the companies. TfL also monitors accident investigations into more serious incidents as these are best means by which to understand the causes of incidents, allow lessons learnt to be shared and enhance safety.