Bus Safety - Improving mirrors

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1053
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In particular will TfL commit to ensuring contractors who have tender agreements with TfL improve the size and capability of the outside mirrors on buses?

Answer

Answer for Bus Safety - Improving mirrors

Answer for Bus Safety - Improving mirrors

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Current mirrors provide a clear, continuous view of the near and off-sides of buses that make up the London fleet and satisfy UK certification requirements.

While larger mirrors might provide marginally greater visibility, they also would project further from the side of the vehicle and would therefore be closer to people standing at stops or crossing roads. In light of this, TfL has no plans to alter the outside mirrors on buses.