Report to the TfL Board about Bus Safety Performance mentioned in Private Eye (No. 1476)

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Dear Transport for London,

An article entitled "Safety Last" found on page 36 of the 10-23 August 2018 edition (No. 1476) of Private Eye refers to a 'recent report to the Board' which mentions "7000 road traffic collisions, 1600 injuries, 400 people sent to hospital and 200 killed or seriously injured (KSI) every quarter in incidents involving buses" and furthermore states "The trends have not been going in the right direction in any area of bus safety for years: not injuries, not collisions, not slips trips and falls, not hospitalisations, not KSIs, not deaths."

Please provide me with a complete copy of this report.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Kearney

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1345-1819

 

Thank you for your request received on 10 August 2018 asking for a copy of
the report submitted to the TfL Board regarding bus safety performance.

 

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Dear FOI,

I was informed by you that I would receive a response by 10 September 2018. It is now 14 September 2018.

To assist you in your search, the Report to the TfL Board about Bus Safety Performance mentioned Private Eye (No. 1476) was also referred to in a Financial Time Article with the headline "London bus network has 20,000 safety incidents in three years" dated 26 August 2018.

The Report is dated 3 January 2018 with the Subject Line "RE: TfL Finance Committee: TfL Scorecard 2018/19 Discussion Paper" and was sent to, inter alia, Transport Commissioner Mike Brown and Deputy Mayor Val Shawcross.

Kindly release this Report.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Kearney

Our Ref: FOI-1345-1819

Thank you for your request received on 10 August 2018 asking for a copy of the report submitted to the TfL Board regarding bus safety performance.

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

Because we are still reviewing our response we have not been able to resolve your request within the statutory 20 working day.

We will provide you with a full response as soon as possible. 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

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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Dear Mr Kearney

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1345-1819

 

Thank you for your request received on 10 August 2018 asking for a copy of
the report submitted to the TfL Board regarding bus safety performance. I
apologise for the delay in my response.

 

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

 

We do not hold the information you have requested. No report with these
specific figures was made to the TfL Board. However, we have searched for
any reports or briefings that could be interpreted as a report to the
board. We have found that these figures were set out in an email from a
TfL Board Member to other board members. Apologies for the delay in this
response, which was partly down to the time taken to identify the source
of the figures you cited.

 

Please find this e-mail attached. Please note that in accordance with
TfL’s obligations under Data Protection legislation some personal data has
been removed, as required by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because
disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the legislation,
specifically the first principle which requires all processing of personal
data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal
information when the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed
and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions which would make the
processing ‘fair’.

 

The data referred to  forms part of the quarterly data on bus-related road
traffic collisions published by TfL on its website:
https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publication.... Bus
safety data is also included in TfL’s quarterly Health, Safety &
Environment reports to its Safety, Sustainability and HR Panel, and in its
Customer and Operational Performance Report, which is submitted to both
its Customer Service and Operational Performance Panel and its Board.
These reports are also published on the TfL website.

 

Our ongoing work to improve bus safety includes support and training for
drivers, as well as new safety technology, redesigning London’s buses and
making road junctions safer.

 

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

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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