Road deaths and convictions

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1982
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The National Cycling Charity recently raised concerns that nationally the number of people killed on Britain's roads had increased while the number of those convicted for any 'causing death' driving offence fell. What steps are you and the Metropolitan Police Service taking to cut the number of road deaths in London and ensure those who drive dangerously are appropriately punished?

Answer

Answer for Road deaths and convictions

Answer for Road deaths and convictions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS states that road deaths in London are on a downward trend. In 2013 there were 132, with 13 involving cyclists. In 2014 this fell to 125, with 8 involving cyclists.             

Following TfL's public consultation, work continues on the drive to improve road safety by design, examples include changes to four junctions around Oval Triangle. In other areas, cycle safety will be improved with the use of Advanced Stop Lines, widened carriageways and dedicated cycle lanes.

I recently launched the new, single police command-Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC). This demonstrates my strong commitment along with Transport for London (TFL) and the MPS. It was created to further improve the safety and security of London's roads, bus network and other surface transport services. More than 2,300 officers will work closely with Transport for London (TFL) as part of a new Metropolitan Police Services Roads and transport Policing Command (RTPC) making it the largest police command in the UK.