Pedestrian deaths

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0919
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

When a pedestrian is tragically killed on London's transport network as a result of an accident or other collision, what mechanisms, if any, do TfL and/or the Metropolitan Police have for publishing this information?

Answer

Answer for Pedestrian deaths

Answer for Pedestrian deaths

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL receives details of all road traffic collisions involving death or personal injury occurring on the public highway that are notified to the police within 30 days of occurrence.

TfL publishes provisional collision and casualty data throughout the year, in line with the Department for Transport (DfT). TfL also publishes an overview of finalised road safety figures in the spring of each year, when the full year's data is available from the police. This is followed by a detailed annual report of all collisions and casualties in Greater London. TfL also publishes open road safety data files on the TfL website annually, going back to 2005.

The tragic occurrence of pedestrian fatalities, alongside all other road traffic collisions and casualties of all severities, are published through the above mechanisms. TfL also undertakes detailed analysis of police fatal collision files, focusing on vulnerable road users. A report on pedestrian fatalities was published by TfL in summer 2012, available at: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/pedestrian-fatalities-in-london.pdf

The above information and reports can be found on the TfL website at: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/road-safety