Car dooring

MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many people have been prosecuted in London during the last ten years for opening a vehicle door into the path of a cyclist?


Answer for Car dooring

Answer for Car dooring

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Current MPS Information Technology systems are unable to extrapolate offence data that only involve the opening of vehicle doors in the path of cyclists.

It is also unable to indicate the number of these offences that were prosecuted. The MPS only has records from 2006 onwards relating to endangering or injuring a person by opening a car door.

Available data reveals that since the beginning of 2006, 52 fixed penalty notices have been issued by MPS officers where vehicle doors were opened, endangering others. This includes cyclist, pedestrians or other vehicles. Also, over the same period the MPS Traffic Criminal Justice Operational Command Unit dealt with 427 offences that arose from collisions or police reports relating to vehicle doors being opened in circumstances that would endanger others.