Bus safety standard

This document summarises the safety measures that have been proven effective through evidence led trials and will form part of Transport for London's bus safety standard.

Bus safety

This report outlines guidelines in the development and design of road safety schemes on bus routes:

This report analyses data from Stats19, the police fatal archive (police fatal files) the Road Accident In Depth Studies (RAIDS), and the Heavy Vehicle Crash Injury Study (HVCIS) to examine collisions involving buses. It uses the in-depth collision details to assign countermeasures that might help to avoid or mitigate the severity of each collision.

Not all technologies trialled as part of the development of the bus safety standard are available immediately and some will require development time so this road map sets out our future plans for buses up to 2024

This report investigates incidents of unintended acceleration in London buses and identifies potential solutions to the problem of pedal confusion:

This report outlines the findings of the trial of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology on a small number of vehicles in the bus fleet to understand the potential role of this technology in promoting adherence to speed limits across the road network:

Bus safety data release

Explore the bus safety dataset.

Bus safety data: quarterly reports

Quarterly reports cover incidents reported to TfL by bus companies. Incidents are reported regardless of blame and severity.

Fatal incident investigations

The information outlined in these reports provide details of fatalities associated with the operation of the London bus network.