Enforcing 20mph Speed Limit for Buses

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2979
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Residents have complained that recently buses on Chamberlayne Road (in Brent), have speeding on this road, many driving well over the 20 mph limit, particularly in the early and later part of the evening and early mornings. Whilst Brent Council has been approached for enforcing the 20mph speed limit on this road, can TfL also ensure that bus operators, particularly Metroline, do not breach the 20mph scheme. Kensal is a residential area, and its bus drivers must comply speed limits regardless of the condition of the road or time of the day. Chamberlayne Road already has a very high collision record - 41 - for a road that is just 1 mile long.

Answer

Answer for Enforcing 20mph Speed Limit for Buses

Answer for Enforcing 20mph Speed Limit for Buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is aware of these concerns and takes them very seriously. It is working with the London Borough of Brent and the local bus operator, Metroline, to address these concerns. Local speed surveys from the London Borough of Brent confirms residents' concerns about bus speeding and a meeting has been held with TfL to discuss the matter and determine appropriate enforcement actions.

After discussion with TfL, Metroline has confirmed it will be giving Notices to their Staff on routes affected and will further carry out speed checks. Metroline has also requested support from the Metropolitan Police to monitor and report breaches of speed limits, as this is something take very seriously. There would be a zero-tolerance response to any Metroline driver charged with exceeding the 20mph and 30mph limits on Chamberlayne Road. Drivers are fully aware of the penalties and company's stance on these issues.

As well as looking at enforcement activity, TfL is supporting London Borough of Brent to put in place public realm improvements to improve the local area.