London: 86 people have been hospitalised by bus collisions in just three months, working out to one hospitalisation a day.¹
Bosses at Transport for London have released the figures in response to specific recommendations in the report ‘Clear Road Ahead: Bus collisions and the need for transparency’.²
Report author and GLA Conservatives transport spokesman, Richard Tracey, said:
“It is heartening to see that TfL are listening and becoming more transparent by publishing quarterly figures on serious incidents involving their own buses. I am however shocked to find that someone is being hospitalised by a bus every day in London. We need to urgently act to make our roads safer. I urge TfL to immediately publish previous figures to provide context around this information. We can’t afford to wait for months and years to determine accident hotspots and analyse trends.”
GLA Conservatives Richard Tracey will question Boris Johnson further at today’s Mayor’s Question Time session (Wednesday) from 10am.
¹Figures provided by TfL for Q1, 2014.
²GLA Conservatives Richard Tracey’s report, ‘Clear Road Ahead: Bus collisions and the need for transparency’ recommends full publication, on a quarterly basis, of the number of fatal and major incidents involving buses in London, including borough, bus company and route breakdowns.