TfL obligation to report lawbreaking by bus drivers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3231
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

If TfL received video evidence of one of its bus drivers breaking the law, for example by running a red light, is TfL -as regulator and as Transport Manager of London Buses Ltd (the primary contractor) currently under any obligation to report this incident to the police?

Answer

Answer for TfL obligation to report lawbreaking by bus drivers

Answer for TfL obligation to report lawbreaking by bus drivers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Bus drivers are directly employed by contracted bus operators, not TfL. While TfL does not have an obligation to pass on any reports of illegal bus driver behaviour, it would provide appropriate information to the Metropolitan Police Service and the bus operator so suitable action can be taken.