Transport for London Monitoring of 'close pass' driving by London bus drivers (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3032
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Thank you for your response to my question 2017/2196. Will Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police Service regularly review data on the close pass complaints they receive and then share this with bus operators?

Answer

Answer for Transport for London Monitoring of 'close pass' driving by London bus drivers (2)

Answer for Transport for London Monitoring of 'close pass' driving by London bus drivers (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. Any reports of careless driving reported through Transport for London's (TfL)  "contact us about cycling'' webpage are shared with bus operators for urgent action to be taken. The page asks cyclists to enter details of the date, time, location and route number of the incident, and can be found at: https://tfl.gov.uk/help-and-contact/contact-us-about-cycling.

Cyclists can also send digital camera or webcam images to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at https://www.met.police.uk/roadsafelondon if they would like highway officers to consider whether further action should be taken.

The Space for Cyclists initiative, which the MPS's cycle safety team launched in July, has been tackling London drivers who pass cyclists too closely. This includes taxi, private hire and bus drivers. The initiative adapts methods used by the West Midlands force and uses plain clothes officers and unmarked bikes, largely funded by TfL.