Operation Safeway update (1)

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Could you please provide figures for Operation Safeway in the period January 1st to June 30th 2015. How many Fixed Penalty Notices were issued and how many of these were for cyclists and how many for motorists? What other arrests were made during the course of these Operations?


Answer for Operation Safeway update (1)

Answer for Operation Safeway update (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

At this point in time, I am unable to provide detailed Safeway results, prior to 1 April 2015, as the MPS systems that held this data suffered an IT systems failure. The data has only just been recovered and it is currently being analysed.  

Between 1 April 2015 and 8 September 2015, 3142 motorists and 494 cyclists were reported for traffic offences during Operation Safeway activity. 105 arrests were made by Safeway officers over this period.

In line  with the rest of the UK policing agencies, the MPS is adopting an approach where routine traffic offences by motorists and cyclists are reported to the Traffic Criminal Justice Unit (CJU), and the CJU makes the decision on the appropriate sanction. This allows the MPS to direct offenders towards diversionary educational courses where appropriate. The MPS CJU does not routinely provide results for specific operations and, therefore, at this stage, I am unable to report how many of these reports results in an FPN, course attended or summons to court.

When I next see Bernard Hogan-Howe I will be discussing the importance of Operation Safeway and the support it TfL receives from the centralised MPS Performance Bureau in respect of the provision of robust performance data. I know that Leon Daniels has written to the MPS in the same vein.