TfL Board Report on Bus Safety Performance

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-09-13
Session date: 
September 13, 2018
Reference: 
2018/2367
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A recent Private Eye article mentions a 'TfL Board Report' which revealed that TfL Buses had "7000 road traffic collisions, 1600 injuries, 400 people sent to hospital and 200 killed or seriously injured (KSI) every quarter" and "the trends have not been going in the right direction for years: not injuries, not collisions, not slips trips and falls, not hospitalisations, not KSIs, not deaths."  Please provide me with a copy of this Board Report.

Answer

Answer for TfL Board Report on Bus Safety Performance

Answer for TfL Board Report on Bus Safety Performance

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No report with these specific figures was made to the Transport for London (TfL) Board as far as I am aware. However, these figures were set out in an email from a former TfL Board Member to other board members. I have attached this email to this response.

The data referred to  forms part of the quarterly data on bus-related road traffic collisions published by TfL on its website: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/bus-safety-data. Bus safety data is also included in TfL's quarterly Health, Safety & Environment reports to its Safety, Sustainability and HR Panel, and in its Customer and Operational Performance Report, which is submitted to both its Customer Service and Operational Performance Panel and its Board. These reports are also published on the TfL website.

As I set out in my response to Mayor's Question 2018/2342, the challenging Vision Zero targets I have set show how determined I am to improve safety on our roads and in our buses. TfL's ongoing work to improve bus safety includes support and training for drivers, as well as new safety technology, redesigning London's buses and making road junctions safer.

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