Road collisions map

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3225
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I welcome the recent publication by TfL of an interactive Londonwide collisions map. Will TfL use its own collisions data to update this map to show all deaths, serious and slight injuries caused to Londoners by TfL buses since 1st April 2007?

Answer

Answer for Road collisions map

Answer for Road collisions map

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am pleased that you welcome the publication of the Capital's first interactive digital collision map, which has achieved over 30,000 views since it launched.  The London Collision Map is part of TfL's continued drive to improve road safety awareness and to reduce the number of casualties in the Capital.

The map shows personal injury collisions that occurred on the public highway, as reported by the police in accordance with the Department for Transport's (DfT) Stats 19 national reporting system.  Collisions involving buses contracted to TfL, as well as private coaches, are reported under the single Stats 19 category 'bus or coach' and the map provides information about when, where and how severe these collisions were, with information back to 2005.

Police data is the most detailed, complete and reliable single source of information on road collisions and TfL is working with both the DfT and the police to further enhance the collection and reporting of road safety figures.

To enhance transparency of incidences on the bus network, all injury incidents (including the boroughs in which they occur) are now published on the TfL website each quarter. It is not possible to geo-code these events in most cases as, unlike trained police officers who are on site to record details of incidents, most bus incidents are minor in nature so information is recorded by the driver after the event and does not capture this level of location detail.