Bus speed trial - routes C10 and 381

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I have received reports of buses speeding on routes C10 and 381. I welcome the trial planned by TfL of speed-limiting technology: will TfL introduce this trial on these routes?


Answer for Bus speed trial - routes C10 and 381

Answer for Bus speed trial - routes C10 and 381

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is currently trialling Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) on routes 19 and 486 to understand its effectiveness on buses. The basis for selection includes a range of road environments with differing speed limits to allow the new technology to be fully tested.

The trial will continue until autumn as part of a wider initiative to promote speed compliance and safety among all motorists across the road network. If successful ISA could be introduced across London's 8,700 strong bus fleet.

If you have evidence of buses speeding in the meantime, it would be useful to provide details such as locations and time of day to TfL's Customer Services team so cases can be forwarded to the operator(s) for investigation. All motorists including bus drivers are subject to highway rules and would be at risk of legal proceedings and internal disciplinary proceedings if found to be in breach of speed limits.