Vehicle KSI Risk for Pedestrians

MQT on 2018-09-13
Session date: 
September 13, 2018
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your response to Question 2018/1970 you confirmed the fact that Bus and Coaches hold the highest KSI risk for Cyclists, and Motorcycles hold that place for Pedestrians.  Please send me a table similar to that which you prepared for your response to Question 2018/1720 which shows "Ratio of Vehicle involvement in collisions resulting in death or serious injury for people walking", and which will include the following vehicles: Bus/Coach, Car, HGVs, LGVs, Motorcycles, Taxi/PHVs, Bicycles, Mobility Scooters.


Answer for Vehicle KSI Risk for Pedestrians

Answer for Vehicle KSI Risk for Pedestrians

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Transport Strategy sets out the goal that, by 2041, all deaths and serious injuries will be eliminated from London's transport network.  The Vision Zero action plan highlights detailed analysis of the types of motor vehicles that are disproportionately involved in fatal and serious injury collisions with pedestrians, compared to their share of traffic (Figure 16, page 59).   The table below shows these figures with the addition of bicycle.

Vehicle danger for people walking (2014-16)

Vehicle involved Number of KSIs Risk of vehicle being involved
Bus or coach 188 4.53
Car 1,456 0.85
HGV 97 1.20
LGV 182 0.54
Motorcycle 249 4.70
Tax/PH 136 1.04
Bicycle 102 2.05

The most recent Department for Transport instructions require the police to report collisions involving mobility scooters and figures for 2017 are scheduled to be published alongside the national dataset in autumn 2018. 

It is important to also note that vehicles involved in collisions may or may not have been in direct conflict with the casualty.