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Bus Safety

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Keith Prince Keith Prince Conservative

Why do you and TfL refer to improvements in Bus Safety when the police data shows no reductions in KSIs since the beginning of your Mayoralty?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The most recent figures available from the police show that the number of people killed or seriously injured in or by bus has fallen to the lowest level on record, since the beginning of my Mayoralty.

During 2018, 239 people were killed or seriously injured in collisions involving a bus, which is a reduction of eight per cent compared to 2017 and a 59 per cent reduction compared to the baseline from 2005-2009 (estimated using current methodologies for consistency). This is on track to meet the target of a 70 per cent reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured by 2022 in or by a bus, as set out in the Vision Zero action plan for London.

Buses play a key role in my Vision Zero approach. Working with Transport for London I have introduced a world leading Bus Safety Standard to be applied across the entire bus fleet, and which will be incorporated into new bus operator contracts and further contribute to achieving our Vision Zero targets.