Taxi and Private Hire Trade (12)

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The London Fire Brigade recently tweeted that there has been a 40% increase in road traffic collisions over 5 years, that they have attended. Uber were first licensed 5 years ago. TfL have allowed approximately 40,000 Private Hire drivers with Uber as their operator access to work on demand, reliant on smart phones or similar equipment to accept jobs and navigation. Do you agree with the London Cab Drivers Club (LCDC) that this huge increase, adding to the workload of a vital, strained public service is no coincidence, and mainly due to Private Hire drivers driving for Uber?


Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Trade (12)

Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Trade (12)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Recent years have seen substantial reductions in the number of people killed or seriously injured from road traffic collisions in London. Private hire casualties make up a little over two per cent of all casualties reflecting their overall share of traffic on London’s roads. 


Any death or injury on our roads is a tragedy and we are working to reduce collisions involving all road users. My Transport Strategy sets out a Vision Zero approach to road danger reduction to eradicate deaths and serious injuries from London’s streets.


More information can be found on TfL’s website at