Detailed Data for Fatal and Major Injury Collisions involving a TfL Bus 2008-2013

The request was partially successful.

Dear Transport for London,

TfL Ref: FOI-0649-1314 dated 30 August 2013 prepared by the FOI
Case Management Team, General Counsel, Transport for London was in
response to the following question TfL received on 11 July 2013:

From 2008 through to 2013, please provide me with

(i) The number of TfL-contracted bus road collisions in London,
which led to KSIs?
(ii) The exact number of TfL bus drivers who have been prosecuted
for causing KSIs to pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers while
operating buses for TfL-contracted Bus Operating Companies?
(iii) The exact number of TfL Bus Drivers convicted as a result of
these prosecution

In its response, TfL answered provided a table "relating to fatal and major injury
collisions where a London bus was involved for the full years of
2008/09 to 2012/13. This was data collected under a TfL
classification system and is not derived from Met Police data and
categorised as Killed and Seriously Injured (KSI). TfL defines
major-injury incidents as those where a person or persons were
taken to hospital for treatment, whether or not medical aid was
subsequently required. The data is a record of incidents regardless
of whether they may have been caused by a third party, such as
another road user, or not. They do not apportion blame and cannot
be used to suppose responsibility for a collision.

Please find the requested information in the table below.

Incident 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14*
Fatal 18 23 9 6 11 3
Major 423 301 325 425 348 134
Total 441 324 334 431 359 137
*Note: Data covers year 2013/14 up to August"
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For the data provided in the table TfL provided in TfL Ref: FOI-0649-1314 dated 30 August 2013 (shown above) please provide me with detailed spreadsheets for the period 2008/9 through 2013/14 YTD showing (1) Date of collision; (2) Bus Operating Company involved 
(3) Summary details of the collision (i.e., pedestrian, cyclist,
 vehicle, other), (4) Severity of Collision showing whether it resulted in a fatality or major injury (5) name of London Borough where collision occurred.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Kearney

 

Our ref:  FOI-0984-1314/3

 

Thank you for your email received on 3 September 2013 asking for
information about Fatal and Major Injury Collisions involving a TfL Bus.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

 

A response will be provided to you by 1 October 2013.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

[1][TfL request email]

 

 

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Dear Mr Kearney

 

Our ref:  FOI-0984-1314/3

 

Thank you for your email received on 3 September 2013 asking for
information about Fatal and Major Injury Collisions involving a TfL Bus.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and TfL’s information access policy. 

 

I regret to inform you that we will not be able to reply within the
statutory 20 working days. We are continuing to work on your request and
expect to be able to provide you with our full response by 15 October
2013.  Please accept my apologies for this delay.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries relating to your request, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

[1][TfL request email]

 

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Dear Transport for London,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Transport for London's handling of my FOI request 'Detailed Data for Fatal and Major Injury Collisions involving a TfL Bus 2008-2013'.

By law, under all circumstances, TfL should have responded by now.

For ease of reference, my request was:

TfL Ref: FOI-0649-1314 dated 30 August 2013 prepared by the FOI
Case Management Team, General Counsel, Transport for London was in
response to the following question TfL received on 11 July 2013:

From 2008 through to 2013, please provide me with

(i) The number of TfL-contracted bus road collisions in London,
which led to KSIs?
(ii) The exact number of TfL bus drivers who have been prosecuted
for causing KSIs to pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers while
operating buses for TfL-contracted Bus Operating Companies?
(iii) The exact number of TfL Bus Drivers convicted as a result of
these prosecution

In its response, TfL answered provided a table "relating to fatal
and major injury
collisions where a London bus was involved for the full years of
2008/09 to 2012/13. This was data collected under a TfL
classification system and is not derived from Met Police data and
categorised as Killed and Seriously Injured (KSI). TfL defines
major-injury incidents as those where a person or persons were
taken to hospital for treatment, whether or not medical aid was
subsequently required. The data is a record of incidents regardless
of whether they may have been caused by a third party, such as
another road user, or not. They do not apportion blame and cannot
be used to suppose responsibility for a collision.

Please find the requested information in the table below.

Incident 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14*
Fatal 18 23 9 6 11 3
Major 423 301 325 425 348 134
Total 441 324 334 431 359 137
*Note: Data covers year 2013/14 up to August"
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For the data provided in the table TfL provided in TfL Ref:
FOI-0649-1314 dated 30 August 2013 (shown above) please provide me
with detailed spreadsheets for the period 2008/9 through 2013/14
YTD showing (1) Date of collision; (2) Bus Operating Company
involved 
(3) Summary details of the collision (i.e., pedestrian,
cyclist,
 vehicle, other), (4) Severity of Collision showing
whether it resulted in a fatality or major injury (5) name of
London Borough where collision occurred.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Kearney

 

TfL Ref:    IRV-066-1314

 

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received by
Transport for London (TfL) on 4 November 2013.

 

You have stated that you are dissatisfied with the handling of your
request for information under the Freedom of Information Act due to the
delay in providing you with a response.

 

The review will be conducted by an internal review panel in accordance
with TfL’s Internal Review Procedure, which is available via the following
URL:

 

[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/f...

 

Every effort will be made to provide you with a response by 2 December
2013. However, if the review will not be completed by this date, we will
contact you and notify you of the revised response date as soon as
possible.

 

In the meantime, we are continuing to work on your request and will
provide you with a response as soon as possible.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

[2][TfL request email]

 

 

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Dear FOI,

You promised a response by 2 December 2013. It is now 9 June 2014.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

Ref:IRV-066-1314

Date 10 June 2014

Dear Mr Kearney

Subject: Outcome of internal review

The internal review of Transport for London’s (TfL) or handling of your request for "Data for Fatal and Major Injury Collisions involving a TfL Bus 2008-2013" has been completed. The review was carried out by an independent Review Panel (‘the Panel’) consisting of individuals who were not involved in the handling of your request.

On 03 September 2013 you requested further information about TfL bus collisions involving a cyclist, pedestrian, motorcycle or vehicle driver. After considerable delay, we provided the requested information to you on 14 February 2014. This FOI request was given the reference number FOI-0984-1314.

The panel find that the delay breached our obligations to respond within the appropriate time limit under section 10 of the FOI Act. Although our response of 14 February 2014 contained an apology for the delay, no further explanation was offered.

The information provided to you in our response to FOI-0984-1314 differed slightly from our response to your previous request for similar information FOI-0649-1314. The data supplied was also incomplete, with some cells in the spreadsheet stating "irretrievable from atlas system". The response to FOI-0984-1314 explained that the variance was due to subsequent updating of the data and the missing cell values were lost during the migration of the data from a previously used database. The delay in providing the response to you was caused by our attempts to validate this data. When we began our attempts to validate the data we were not aware that it would take as long as it did, and we again apologise for the delay and any inconvenience caused.

I hope this information is of assistance. If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of this internal review, you can refer the matter to the independent authority responsible for enforcing the Freedom of Information Act at the following address.

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

A complaint form is available on the ICO’s website (www.ico.gov.uk).

Yours sincerely

Simon Guild
Information Access Manager
[TfL request email]

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Dear FOI,

Your communication of 14 February 2014 Re: FOI-0984-1314 stated without equivocation:

"From April this year we will be proactively publishing this data on our
website each quarter. This will include total figures for fatal and major
incidents, broken down by borough, bus operator, route and location."

I have not seen this data being made available on the TfL Website and it is June 2014. Kindly inform me if that information is incorrect and why the reason for the delay.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Kearney