Bus Safety - Prosecution

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1051
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What are the prosecution or penalty rates where there has been a collision with a bus from the TfL bus fleet that have involved members of the public being killed or seriously injured in the last 2 years? If this is dealt with by individual bus companies - why is this not dealt with by TfL?

Answer

Answer for Bus Safety - Prosecution

Answer for Bus Safety - Prosecution

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There have been 21 recorded fatalities on the bus network from January 2013 to February 2015.

Of this total, two bus drivers have been prosecuted in relation to bus collisions, six investigations have concluded with no charges brought against drivers and 13 are still under investigation.

Powers to prosecute and penalise drivers for potentially serious motoring offences are vested in the Crown Prosecution Service and criminal courts for the UK, not TfL. The bus operators, as the direct employers of bus drivers, will be notified of these cases.