CCTV footage of cycling collisions

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2526
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Are you satisfied with TfL's policy of only releasing CCTV footage to the Metropolitan Police of cycling collisions in the event of a death?

Answer

Answer for CCTV footage of cycling collisions

Answer for CCTV footage of cycling collisions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This is not TfL's policy. TfL's current policy on the disclosure of personal data to the police and other law enforcement agencies does facilitate the release of any relevant CCTV data to the Police for the investigation of road traffic collisions involving cyclists that suffer injuries on the Transport for London Road Network (red routes) or other roads where TfL has camera coverage.

I am aware if an incident whereby a police officer in charge was wrongly told by a staff member that TfL could not process a request under TfL's policy.  When made aware of the mistake, TfL checked the camera in question and found that no footage of the incident had been recorded.  As a result of this case, TfL has undertaken a review of processes in relation to the CCTV data disclosure policy and issued further guidance and training to staff involved in managing requests.