Hit and runs

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


Can you provide a breakdown of the number of fatalities, seriously injured and slight injuries involving a hit and run vehicle, broken down by borough, for the calendar year 2012? What was the proportion of cyclists, pedestrians and car occupants involved in these injuries.


Answer for Hit and runs

Answer for Hit and runs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Road Safety Plan, Safer Streets for London, includes tackling uninsured driving, illegal driving and hits and run collisions. TfL's analysis has found that the proportion of 'failing to stop' collisions is higher in areas of deprivation and failure to stop may occur because the driver does not have valid insurance, a valid licence, valid tax or is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

TfL is working with the MPS to target uninsured and illegal drivers, and other root causes of hit and run collisions, through high visibility operations such as Operation Cubo.

Table 1 below provides a breakdown of the number of fatal, serious and slight casualties recorded as hit and run during 2012, by London borough.  Of these casualties, car occupants made up 38 per cent of casualties, pedestrians 26 per cent and pedal cyclists 21 per cent.