Road casualty increase (1)

MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you accept that the total number of road casualties in London has gone up since you were first elected in 2008?


Answer for Road casualty increase (1)

Answer for Road casualty increase (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response from the Mayor 04 September 2013. The number of road casualties per journey travelled in London has dropped by 37 per cent over the last decade. Since 2008, fatalities on London's roads have fallen considerably, by 22 per cent from 204 to 159 in 2011. Furthermore, Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) casualties have also decreased significantly over the same period, by 20 per cent from 3,526 in 2008, to 2,805 in 2011.

On an absolute basis, it is correct to say that there has been a slight increase in overall road casualties, of 4 per cent from 28,153 in 2008 to 29,257 in 2011. However, this does not reflect the increased number of journeys on London's roads.

Despite the significant reductions in fatal and KSI casualties, road safety is a key concern to me. London's new Road Safety Action Plan to 2020, entitled 'Safe Streets for London', sets out the actions that I and TfL will take to save lives and reduce injuries on London's roads. In addition, I have set a target to reduce further the number of people being killed or seriously injured by 40% by 2020, and we are on track to achieve this goal. The plan can be found at the following link: