Categorising the causes of KSIs involving TfL buses (2008-2012)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0650
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please break down the 'total KSIs' data supplied in question 2013/3407 into

        KSIs caused by a bus colliding with a pedestrian

        KSIs caused by a bus colliding with a cyclist

        KSIs caused by a bus colliding with another vehicle

        KSIs caused by a passenger falling within a TfL bus

Answer

Answer for Categorising the causes of KSIs involving TfL buses (2008-2012)

Answer for Categorising the causes of KSIs involving TfL buses (2008-2012)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL records the number of people Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) in bus or coach collisions, in accordance with the Department for Transport's Stats19 reporting system. However it does not separate out bus collisions from coach collisions.

The figures provided to you previously (MQs 4051/2013 and 4052/2013) came from TfL's incidents management system IRIS and covered buses in collisions with pedestrians and cyclists which resulted in fatalities or major injuries. It is important to emphasise that the majority of 'major injury' incidents are cases where injured parties are taken to hospital, in many cases as a precaution, whether treatment was subsequently provided or not. 

Fatal accidents and injuries requiring hospital attendance involving other motorists or passengers falling within a bus have been provided in the following tables. Putting the level of injuries into context, the 1,217 fatal accidents and injuries requiring hospitalisation that occurred following collisions with third party vehicles and buses between 2007/08 and 2012/13, represents an injury rate of 0.42 for every million kilometres travelled on the bus network.

While this rate is relatively low, we are not complacent and are striving to drive this down even further, including through actions set out in the Road Safety Plan, such as improved bus driver training, the sharing of safety best practice among operators and monitoring of safety performance on the network.

Vehicles in collision with buses

Injuries requiring hospital attendance

Fatalities

2007/08

191

8

2008/09

196

3

2009/10

146

3

2010/11

199

1

2011/12

236

3

2012/13

228

3

In terms of collisions involving passengers and contracted-TfL buses, which have been taken to include all incidents where passengers have slipped, tripped and fallen within a TfL bus, the rate per million passenger journeys was 0.24 over the same period since 2007/08.

Passenger falls on buses

Injuries requiring hospital attendance

Fatalities

2007/08

746

3

2008/09

498

1

2009/10

473

4

2010/11

500

0

2011/12

595

4

2012/13

482

1