Buses and pedestrian casualties (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0700
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you ensure that Transport for London receives copies of fatal collision reports involving bus operators in London? Will you also ensure that TfL carries out its own investigation of any collision involving one of its contractors buses?

Answer

Answer for Buses and pedestrian casualties (3)

Answer for Buses and pedestrian casualties (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL receives outcomes of fatal collision reports on the bus network to assure itself that these are properly investigated and managed by bus operators. Bus operators are best placed to conduct these inquiries involving their staff and ascertaining details from the passengers involved.

If TfL carried out its own investigation, this would replicate much of the process. Where TfL is concerned at the seriousness of an incident, it can choose to scrutinise the process and carry out an inquiry using some of the information ascertained by the operator.

TfL London Buses and the Metropolitan Police meet regularly to discuss safety issues of concern so there is already a forum for feedback on incidents such as those involving buses and pedestrians.