Distraction for taxi and private drivers

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In answer to Question 2018/1726 you stated that you have asked TfL to look into the issue of drivers and riders being distracted by mobile devices, apps and sat navs. You further stated that workshops with key stakeholders, and from a number of industries, will be held to understand the use of electronic devices whilst driving and to explore solutions to the potential distraction these devices pose.   Please set out what has been the outcome of these workshops and whether TfL will now consider additional research on this issue or licence conditions.


Answer for Distraction for taxi and private drivers
Distraction for taxi and private drivers

Distraction for taxi and private drivers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This work is underway. Transport for London (TfL) is developing an approach and drafting key objectives for these sessions, which will be held as one to one or workshop sessions for key stakeholders. These will inform understanding of how electronic devices are being used while driving, the implications of this and how best TfL can respond to any issues identified. Once these sessions have taken place, TfL will provide you with details of the outcomes and any further actions to be taken forward.