KSIs for taxis and private hire vehicles

MQT on 2014-07-02
Session date: 
July 2, 2014
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you provide statistics regarding the number of deaths and injuries to a) drivers b) passengers c) pedestrians and d) cyclists as a result of road collisions involving London taxis for each of the the last 5 years, up to the latest date for which figures are available?


Answer for KSIs for taxis and private hire vehicles

Answer for KSIs for taxis and private hire vehicles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The tables attached as Appendix 5 provide figures for personal injury collisions that occurred on the public highway, reported by the police in accordance with the STATS19 national reporting system, for the five-year period 2009 to 2013.  STATS19 reports all injury collisions, including those involving a 'taxi or private hire' vehicle, as a single category rather than for 'London taxis' only. 

Over the same period, the number of licensed taxis and private hire vehicles in London has increased by 6 per cent, from 71,627 to 75,621. The number of licensed taxi drivers and taxis are at the highest level on record.

TfL will publish quarterly provisional STATS19 figures throughout the year, including those for 'taxi or private hire' vehicles.  This will be available by late summer on the TfL website at: www.tfl.gov.uk/roadsafety.

TfL is continuing its work to raise awareness of cycle safety with taxi and private hire drivers and to reduce the number of collisions involving taxis or private hire vehicles with cyclists. Work has also been done to remind passengers to look out for cyclists when getting out of a taxi or private hire vehicle in order to reduce 'doorings' and collisions between cyclists and taxi/private hire passengers. New proposals to improve cycle safety around taxis and private hire vehicles are included in the draft Cycle Safety Action Plan, on which I am seeking public feedback. I welcome suggestions on how we can make cycling in London even safer.

The consultation is available here: