TfL CCTV data (1)

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


My constituent was recently seriously injured when he was knocked off his bike at Vauxhall Cross junction by a motorist who failed to stop. He was alarmed to discover that TfL only release its CCTV footage of collisions to the police if a fatality has occurred. Given that this means drivers who are caught on film seriously injuring cyclists or pedestrians can escape investigation, do you agree that TfL should from now on share any such footage with any police investigation?


Answer for TfL CCTV data (1)

Answer for TfL CCTV data (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL’s current policy on the disclosure of personal data to the police and other law enforcement agencies facilitates 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.


In the case of your constituent the police officer in charge was wrongly told by a staff member that TfL could not process the 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.