TfL figures reveal buses involved in an average of 2 incidents per day

Latest Transport for London figures reveal that buses are involved on average in 2 incidents per day with pedestrians or cyclists.

According to TfL figures quoted during the past six years there 3,591 accidents involving pedestrians and 1,219 cycling accidents, equivalent to one accident every other day for bike riders.

 

Latest Transport for London figures reveal that buses are involved on average in 2 incidents per day with pedestrians or cyclists.

According to TfL figures quoted during the past six years there 3,591 accidents involving pedestrians and 1,219 cycling accidents, equivalent to one accident every other day for bike riders.

Conservative Assembly Member Roger Evans commented: “We need reassurances on how the police can work with TfL to ensure their drivers are operating safely.”

In response, Mike Weston stated “These figures need to be taken in the context of the huge scale of London’s bus network,” he insisted, “8,500 buses and six million journeys a day.

He added: “There is no room for complacency, and the Mayor and Transport for London are working with pedestrian, cycling and safety stake holders to develop both a pedestrian safety action plan and a huge range of initiatives to further improve cycle safety.”

However, lorries, and construction vehicles in particular, are regarded as presenting the greatest risk

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