Unintended Acceleration of Buses (1)

MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide a list for the last six years of incidents involving Unintended Acceleration of Buses on all bus routes, with details of the operator, route and bus type provided.


Answer for Unintended Acceleration of Buses (1)

Answer for Unintended Acceleration of Buses (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

To help raise awareness of unintended acceleration, TfL shared a study with the bus industry to set out clearly for them the factors that can contribute to this happening. There were 114 recorded incidences between April 2010 and July 2016, where the likely cause was unintended acceleration as a result of drivers pressing the wrong pedal. This represents around 0.001 per cent of overall incidents on the bus network.

Please see Appendix 2967.