‘Collision incidents’ increased in London

New figures revealed on Monday (2 October), show an increase in bus collisions in London over the past four years.

Last year, there were 28,035 collisions in the capital, up by 5,000 in 2013.

Almost 14,000 collisions have been recorded in the first six months of 2017 with 27 people killed from “collision incidents” from January 2015 to June 2017.

Claire Mann, of Transport for London, says: “We are taking every action possible to reduce the unacceptably high number of people killed or hurt on our streets.

“This includes introducing better driver training and new technology to limit bus speeds automatically, making road junctions safer and redesigning buses themselves to make them safer for London’s streets.”