March 24th, 2016
London buses will soon be fitted with the latest speed-limiting technology in an attempt to stop the worrying increase in fatal and serious accidents between large vehicles and pedestrians and 2 wheeled vehicles.
Transport leaders say this technology is targeting the 20mph areas to ensure speed limits are adhered to and the aim is that all new buses will automatically have the technology as standard.
The MD of surface transport at TfL, said: “We are investigating a range of new technologies that can make our bus network the safest in the world.”
The speed limiting technology is called ISA – (Intelligent Speed Assistance) and it has now been introduced into numerous locations across the capital and there are provisions for additional safety training for all bus drivers.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, said: “I’m proud that we have one of the safest bus networks in the world, but I’m determined to see it get even better.
“By creating this world-leading programme we will be placing an even greater focus on safety, making the most of the latest technology and bold initiatives to help keep passengers and vulnerable road users safe.
“Through this we will be able to make real progress towards my target of significantly reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads.”
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