Collisions involving buses - KSI figures & costs

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4144
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

TfL has released figures showing 576 people seriously injured and 4 people killed incidents involving TfL Buses during the first six months of 2014.  Does TfL have an estimate of the total cost of these incidents? Where possible please include estimates of costs to TfL, the NHS, and the Metropolitan Police.

Answer

Answer for Collisions involving buses - KSI figures & costs

Answer for Collisions involving buses - KSI figures & costs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All costs connected to management of incidents and claims are dealt with directly by the bus companies involved. TfL does not hold this data, or that of the NHS or MPS.

However, the Department for Transport (DfT) publishes the average value of the prevention of a road traffic collision at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/webtag-tag-unit-a4-1-social-impact-appraisal-november-2014.  

Road traffic collisions in London have a cost to London's economy of around £1.5 billion each year in terms of medical care, emergency services, lost productivity and damage to property.

The number of people Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) in collisions involving a bus or coach has more than halved in the last decade to 195 KSIs in 2013, the most recent yearly figures available from the police.  This is the lowest level on record.  Safe Streets for London, London's Road Safety Action Plan, is committed towards the ambition of freeing London's roads from death and serious injury by continuing to deliver significant and continuing casualty reductions.