Taxi and Private Hire personal collision data

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3868
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

You have in the past stated that taxi and private hire collision would be reported separately by Spring 2017.   In answer to Question 2017/2252 you then stated it would be published 'later in the Summer'.   Please provide an update as to when this information will be published and an explanation for the delays in publication.

Answer

Answer for Taxi and Private Hire personal collision data

Answer for Taxi and Private Hire personal collision data

Answered By: 
The Mayor

At the end of 2016 the MPS implemented the Case Overview and Preparation Application (COPA) system. This allows the reporting of personal injury collisions involving taxis and private hire vehicles to be shown as two separate categories from 2017 onwards.

The new COPA digital system shares data between the police and TfL in a timely manner however, as this is the first time collision information has been shared in this way, it has taken longer than anticipated to verify collision data.

The next quarterly publication of provisional figures for London by TfL, including a breakdown of collisions involving taxis and private hire vehicles, is expected this month in line with Department for Transport publication timescales.