MODAL COMPARISONS - 2015 Accident Data - ALL MODES - COLLISIONS and CASUALTIES in London in 2015

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Dear Transport for London,

On page 17 of your annual report COLLISIONS AND CASUALTIES IN 2015, you quote KSI risks for vulnerable road users and the recent changes.

The government in Table TSGB0107 (RAS53001) published the risk for all types of road user, as well as for air, rail and water.

Can you please send me the weblink for the equivalent data for London?
Does data for water include people who fall into a river or other water?

Where can I find the other annual reports in your series?

Yours faithfully,

Kwame Opoku

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Kwame Opoku

 

Our ref: FOI-2532-1718/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 2
December 2017 asking for information about accident data.

 

Your request will be processed by TfL, the Greater London Authority and
its subsidiaries to provide you with a response in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

A response will be sent to you by 4 January 2018. We publish a substantial
range of information on our website on subjects including operational
performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance and our
financial performance. This includes data which is frequently asked for in
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Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Kwame Opoku

 

Our ref: FOI-2532-1718/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 2
December 2017 asking for information about accident data.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

Unfortunately we do not hold the information you require. The information
we hold is received from the police, and is for personal injury data on
the public highway only. However, the Mayors Transport Strategy may
contain some useful information.

 

Alternatively the Department for Transport , who create table TSGB0107 may
be able to filter this for the London area, so you may wish to contact
them.

 

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

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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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 'MODAL COMPARISONS - 2015 Accident Data - ALL MODES - COLLISIONS and CASUALTIES in London in 2015'.

Thank you for yore reply.
However you have not properly addressed my enquiry.

You have made a general dismissal and rejection, without considering separately and responding for each separate part of the Request,

I do not follow this "personal injury data on the public highway only".

My Request began by asking for exactly that, yet you have not addressed this.

In your 2015 Report, you quote injury data for "KSI risks for vulnerable road users" in London
This must be extracted from data you have.
I have asked you for the same data for other road users in London - notably car drivers, car passengers, bus users, van users, lorry users, taxi users and minicab users.

I also asked you about other editions of this series "COLLISIONS and CASUALTIES in London in 2015".
This has been ignored.

If you have no data for injuries in or on the river, then you should say so - though I note that TfL does regard river transport as part of London Transport, and I believe Oyster PAYG can be sued on some river services.

You will have data for injuries on the TfL rail network, though maybe not for other parts of the railway.

You may not have data for air travel - if so you should say so.

However you will have data for road injuries (ie public highway), and you should not fail to answer for that because you do not have date for other modes of non road travel.

In addition, there is a clear public interest in knowing and understanding risk by mode.
Please explain why your report ignores risks to the road users I describe above.

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

Yours faithfully,

Kwame Opoku

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Kwame Opoku

IRV-129-1718

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received on 18 December 2017.

You have stated that you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

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:

http://content.tfl.gov.uk/internal-revie...

Every effort will be made to provide you with a response by 19 January 2018. 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, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Emma Flint
Principal Information Access Advisor
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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Dear FOI,

We are 2 weeks after the deadline you gave for reply.

Why is there still no response from you?

Yours sincerely,

Kwame Opoku

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Kwame Opoku

 

IRV-129-1718

 

Subject: Outcome of internal review

 

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received on 18
December 2017.

 

The internal review of Transport for London’s (TfL) response to your
request for collision data (FOI-2532-1718) 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. I
apologise for the time it has taken to complete this review.

 

Your initial request for information was made on 2 December 2017. On 18
December Mr Graham Hurt of the TfL FOI Case Management Team replied
advising that the information you requested was not held by TfL. On 18
December you submitted your request for internal review, stating that you
believed this was incorrect, and that the requested information was held
by TfL.

 

The Panel agree that the wording of TfL’s response could be clearer. Your
original request stated that you were interested in data for air travel
and water. This information is not held by TfL, however this was not
stated in our response, and I apologise for this.

 

The Port of London Authority regulates and reports on safety on the river,
but this relates to safety in the context of navigational matters, rather
than members of the public who fall into bodies of water. Their latest
report can be found at:
[1]http://www.pla.co.uk/Safety/SMS/Incident...
. Air travel is regulated by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

 

The Panel has found that the report you refer to
[2]http://content.tfl.gov.uk/collisions-and...
contains the details of road related fatalities and injuries for all types
of road users in the tables on pages 6-8, not just vulnerable road users,
and we should have advised you of this in response to your original
request:

 

·         Table 1 on page 6 covers fatalities and injuries across all
London’s roads for all road user types.

·         Table 2 on page 7 covers fatalities and injuries across the TfL
Road Network for all road user types.

·         Table 3 covers fatalities and injuries across the Borough roads
for all road user types.

 

In general terms the best overviews of road casualties are also already
published and can be found at :
[3]https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publication...

·         The fact sheets provide a summary of all road user casualties
for London for each year.

·         The provisional figures provide the most up to date data held by
TfL, as provided by the police. Table 8 provides a summary of the number
of casualties by road user type.

·         The annual reports provide confirmed data for the year. 2017
data will be published in the summer.

 

In terms of public transport services provided by or on behalf of TfL,
Buses, Underground, Rail etc, TfL’s annual HSE reports can be found here:

[4]https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publication...
Please note that the 2016/17 report will be published to the same location
within the next few weeks. While the annual HSE reports do not provide
pre-calculated injury rates as per TSGB0107, they do provide injury
numbers for the respective modes and, in the “Our Business” section at the
front of the report, the associated passenger numbers.

 

I hope this information is of assistance. If you are dissatisfied with the
outcome of the internal review for FOI-2532-1718, 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 ([5]www.ico.org.uk).

 

Yours sincerely

 

Emma Flint

Principal Information Access Advisor

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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