Effect of transport emissions on London taxi and private hire drivers' health

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4058
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many taxi and private hire drivers have been found to have developed work-related illnesses due to the emissions that they breathe in on a daily basis?

Answer

Answer for Effect of transport emissions on London taxi and private hire drivers' health

Answer for Effect of transport emissions on London taxi and private hire drivers' health

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL does not record this type of information for taxi and private hire drivers.

However, I recognise that taxi drivers are often exposed to the highest concentrations of air pollutants. It is for this reason that I am currently consulting on a new requirement for all new taxis and private hire vehicles (PHV) to be zero emission capable from 2018, and for a tighter ten year taxi age limit from 2020. This will significantly reduce taxi and PHV emissions and, when combined with my broader Ultra Low Emission Zone proposals, will deliver benefits for all Londoners including taxi and PHV drivers.