Question Title TfL Bus Safety Programme: Driver Training

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3860
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

On 1 February 2016, the Mayor's "world leading" Bus Safety Programme announcement stated "a new safety training module" would be provided to "all 24,700 drivers."  What is the name of this Safety Training Module and can the Mayor confirm this training focuses specifically on improving the operational safety performance of TfL bus drivers? 

Answer

Answer for Question Title TfL Bus Safety Programme: Driver Training

Answer for Question Title TfL Bus Safety Programme: Driver Training

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is working with the bus operators to develop a new training course which will focus on the subject of Safer Urban Driving (SUD) with particular focus on Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs).

Initially, bus driver trainers and instructors will attend the course which will focus on the most modern and safest driving techniques and how these skills can be imparted to new recruits through induction. The same driving techniques will then be taught to existing drivers.

Like the previous training course, In the Zone, it will aim to enhance the safe operation of buses on the network, particularly in relation to pedestrians and cyclists.

A name for this new training will be chosen in due course.