TfL Bus Drivers critically injuring pedestrians on Zebra Crossings

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Reference: 
2018/5146
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I understand that a pedestrian was critically injured by a TfL bus while walking on a pedestrian crossing on 1 December 2017.  Since January 2016, please provide a list of all incidents involving TfL bus drivers hitting pedestrians on Zebra crossings, listing route, bus operator and bus company, bus garage, and setting out the borough and exact location of each Zebra crossing, and the outcome of any investigations.

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TfL Bus Drivers critically injuring pedestrians on Zebra Crossings

TfL Bus Drivers critically injuring pedestrians on Zebra Crossings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Bus operators are required to report all safety-related incidents to Transport for London (TfL) using a centralised reporting system. This system does not specifically record crossing types. A keyword search of incident description has been used to identify where a bus was involved in a collision with a pedestrian within a designated crossing point, including both zebra and traffic light-controlled crossings. However, this process has the potential of missing certain incidents because of the way they have been described in the reporting system.

The data provided (see attached Appendix A) covers the 1 January 2016 to 30 November 2018. During this period, there were 71 bus collisions involving pedestrians at a designated crossing. This includes all collisions, regardless of whether they resulted in injuries.

TfL does not hold information on all incident investigation outcomes, as the investigations are led by the bus operator involved. In the event of serious incidents, operators are required to share their investigation findings with TfL as part of the Notification and Investigation of Major Incident process.