Hit and run casualties

MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Question By: 
Sian Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Could you report the number of casualties relating to hit and runs in 2015, with a breakdown by a) road user mode b) severity type c) borough and d) whether there was a prosecution? Please present information in table format.


Answer for Hit and run casualties

Answer for Hit and run casualties

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Like you I am passionate about road safety and have campaigned on this issue for many years. Road safety is a vital issue and more 20mph zones would help reduce both the risk and severity of collisions as well as encouraging more people to walk and cycle, which is why I have made a commitment to encourage the roll out of 20mph zones across the city by backing the '20's Plenty For Us' campaign.

The table attached as Appendix C shows the number of casualties (by road user, injury severity and borough) resulting from collisions where a vehicle was recorded as "hit and run" during 2015. Due to limitations within the current systems utilised by the MPS, it is not possible to report specifically the number of these cases that were subject to prosecution action.