Lorry safety in London (1)

MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Following your announcement of the 30th September 2016 to seek to rid London's roads of the most dangerous lorries will you further consider encouraging the freight industry to adopt the CIRAS system of confidential reporting to cover HGV operations in London?


Answer for Lorry safety in London (1)

Answer for Lorry safety in London (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have set out my plans for making lorries in London safer and I understand how important it is to make road traffic collision data easier to understand so it can be used to improve safety.

The Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS) is a commercial business and its reporting system is a paid-for service for use within a company. As a number of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators are using CIRAS, TfL is engaging with them to explore the potential of the system to be extended to all HGV operations.

TfL's other work with the freight industry to improve safety includes promoting the use of Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) Manager (https://www.clocs-manager.org.uk).This is a cost-free collision reporting system created by the TfL-led CLOCS programme in partnership with the construction logistics and insurance industries. The system enables HGV and fleet operators to record, manage and share collision information, including near-misses, to help prevent future incidents. This data is shared anonymously across the industry, allowing TfL and others to both access and act on findings.

TfL is working to update and improve CLOCS Manager and it is developing a comprehensive collision management training programme so the freight industry can effectively manage road collisions, both internally through a system like CIRAS, or across the industry through a system like CLOCS Manager.