Taxis (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Reference: 
2018/5424
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given it was a promise in the Mayor’s Action Plan, why is there no separation in the provisional reporting of personal injury collision data involving Taxi & Private Hire vehicles?

Answer

Taxis (4)

Taxis (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Road traffic collision data in Great Britain is collected in accordance with the STATS19 national reporting system laid down by the Department for Transport (DfT). Under the national system taxis and private hire vehicles are combined in a single vehicle category ‘Taxi or Private Hire’. 

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) introduced a new collision input system in November 2016 and Transport for London (TfL) requested that they provide additional information relating to this category to show the split between ‘Taxi’ and ‘Private Hire’ vehicles. 

Figures showing the separation of taxi and private hire casualties for 2017 are published on page 5 of the ‘Casualties in Greater London during 2017’ factsheet at https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/road-safety.

TfL is working with the MPS to fully validate provisional taxi and private hire vehicle data for 2018 and this data will be published when it becomes available from the police during 2019.