Road user behaviour

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4683
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As a step towards an evidence led approach to roads policing, can you outline the proportion of injuries to cyclists in London which stem from the top five main causes in terms of road user behaviour?

Answer

Answer for Road user behaviour

Answer for Road user behaviour

Answered By: 
The Mayor

For the period 1/9/12-31/8/13 there were 4357 PI collisions reported in the MPS where a cyclist was involved.

Causation factors* are taken from the STATS19 data recorded in the collision report books. STATS19 allows up to 6 causation factors (from a specified menu) to be cited in any one collision. A total of 12,933 factors were cited from those collisions. The five most frequently cited causation factors were:

Factor

No. citations

% total

Failed to look properly

3,781

29.2%

Failed to judge other persons path or speed

1,642

12.7%

Careless/Reckless/In a hurry

1,558

12.0%

Poor turn or maneuver

1,384

10.7%

Too close to cyclist, horse or pedestrian

663

5.1%

* Please note that the top four may apply to pedal cyclists and not just the driver of any other vehicle involved.

A causation factor may also apply to more than one party in the same collision. The MPS are in discussions with TFL with a view to developing a more accurate data set specific to London.