Bus Safety Data

MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


To increase the usefulness and granularity of the Quarterly Bus Safety Data made available on its website as set out in answer to Question 2016/3567, will TfL consider adding additional columns of data showing the make, model and year of any bus involved in a collision incident where injuries have been recorded, and, where relevant, provide an additional column to identify when an Unintended Acceleration Incident has occurred? 



Answer for Bus Safety Data

Answer for Bus Safety Data

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I will ask TfL to look at whether these details would be useful in enhancing transparency as part of its wider Bus Safety Programme.

It already publishes the outcomes of investigations, which provide the greatest insight into the reasons behind incidents from all the potential contributory factors.

TfL independently assures the condition of the bus fleet through engineering quality monitoring. This involves monthly inspections, covering around a quarter of the fleet each year and helps to ensure vehicles are fit for purpose regardless of age, make and model.