Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3906
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your response to Question 20172250 mentioned that £2.5 million will be spent on driver training "over the next 2 years."  Can you provide more detail on what this driver training entails?

Answer

Answer for Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme (4)

Answer for Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is working with the bus operators to develop a new training course which will focus on 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 course, In the Zone, it will aim to enhance the safe operation of buses on the network, particularly in relation to pedestrians and cyclists.