Details of my accident missing from information disclosed to The Telegraph

Alex Ingram made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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From: Alex Ingram

3 January 2012

Dear Transport for London,

I was just reviewing some accident statistics put online by The
Telegraph covering the period from August 2010 to July 2011.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/road...

My accident occurred a little after 9AM on the south side of
Hammersmith Broadway Gyratory on Tuesday the 5th of July 2011.

I am making two requests - one public for data which is not purely
about myself and another private request under Data Protection Law
for that purely about my accident.

How is this accident data gathered and how complete do TFL consider
it to be? In particular I am keen to see any internal reports you
can share with me that encompass your view of this data and how it
has evolved. I am also interested to see how this data is then
presented to relevant TFL stakeholders.

I would also like to see any data and reports that TFL can share
with me about safety at this junction as I understand that changes
here are a live issue given the current state of the Hammersmith
Flyover.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Ingram.

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Transport for London

4 January 2012

Dear Alex Ingram

 

TfL Ref:  FOI-1322-1112

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 3
January 2012 asking for information about accident data and Hammersmith
Broadway Gyratory.

 

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

 

A response will be provided to you by 1 February 2012.

 

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

IACT, General Counsel

Transport for London

[1][TfL request email]

 

 

 

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Transport for London

25 January 2012


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Dear Alex Ingram

 

TfL ref:  FOI-1322-1112

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 4
January 2012 asking for information about accident statistics.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and TfL’s information access policy. I can confirm
that TfL does hold the information you require. You said:

 

I was just reviewing some accident statistics put online by The Telegraph
covering the period from August 2010 to July 2011.   

[1]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/road...

    

My accident occurred a little after 9AM on the south side of Hammersmith
Broadway Gyratory on Tuesday the 5th of July 2011. I am making two
requests - one for public data which is not purely about myself and
another private request under Data Protection Law for that purely about my
accident.

    

How is this accident data gathered and how complete do TFL consider it to
be? In particular I am keen to see any internal reports you can share with
me that encompass your view of this data and how it has evolved. I am also
interested to see how this data is then presented to relevant TFL
stakeholders.

    

I would also like to see any data and reports that TFL can share with me
about safety at this junction as I understand that changes here are a live
issue given the current state of the Hammersmith Flyover.

 

TfL receive details of road traffic collisions involving human death or
personal injury which occurred on the public highway and were reported to
the Metropolitan or City of London Police within 30 days of occurrence,
and in which one or more vehicles are involved, in accordance with
Department for Transport STATS 20 ‘Instructions for the Completion of Road
Accident Reports’ which can be view using the following link:
[2]http://www.dft.gov.uk/collisionreporting...

 

Collision data is supplied to TfL by the police on a monthly basis for
input into the TfL collision database ACCSTATS.   To date, this database
has no record of a personal injury collision occurring on the Hammersmith
Broadway Gyratory on 5 July 2011.

 

TfL currently hold 2011 data up to 30 September. Each new month’s data
includes amended records and late records from previous months, therefore
if this collision was reported to the police, there is a possibility TfL
will receive it before the year is finalised.  All 2011 data is
provisional and subject to change until the year is finalised and closed
which should occur around April/May 2012.

 

In terms of how complete this data is, TfL includes all collision records
received from the police in all published reports and data.  However the
police would need to be contacted direct to find out what proportion of
reports they actually receive qualify as recordable collisions under the
STATS 20 rules. A Freedom of Information request can be made to the MPS
using the following link: [3]Metropolitan Police Service - MPS
Publication Scheme - Contact us   

 

It is known that non-fatal road collisions are under reported and The
Department for Transport (DfT) examine this issue in more detail in their
annual publication ‘Reported Road Casualties Great Britain’ – the latest
version of this report ‘Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2010’ is
available on the DfT website which can be accessed using the following
link-
[4]http://www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/release...

 

TfL maintains the ACCSTATS database and holds data on behalf of the 33
London Boroughs.  Monthly reports and extract files are supplied to
Boroughs, most of which also have direct access to ACCSTATS.  Data is also
provided to stakeholders in response to specific ad-hoc requests.  TfL
also provides a monthly extract of collision data to DfT which is then
uploaded to the national collision database and feeds into DfT
publications such as Reported Road Casualties Great Britain above.

 

All of our published reports are available on our website:
[5]http://tfl.gov.uk/roadsafety

 

It is worth noting that London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham have a
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) which includes a delivery plan to address
road safety concerns on Borough roads. Currently, the LIP does not include
any road safety proposals in proximity to Hammersmith Gyratory but the
Borough has secured some funding from TfL to review their annual casualty
data and to indentify priority areas for accident remedial measures. The
LIP document can be viewed using the following link:
[6]http://democracy.lbhf.gov.uk/documents/s....

 

Please note that in accordance with section 21 of the Freedom of
Information Act, TfL is not obliged to provide copies of information which
is already accessible to you elsewhere.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response 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

[7][TfL request email]

 

 

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