Young drivers are especially at risk. Their lack of experience can mean they take undue risks. Almost 15% of collisions involving 17-25 year old drivers were speed related. Bus and coach drivers also present us with unique challenges.
Here are some of the steps we're taking:
We've taken a range of steps to cut speeding across London. For example, we've supported the introduction of 20mph schemes, including Home Zones on Borough roads and speed cameras in over 300 key spots.
To make coach drivers more aware of the danger they can pose to cyclists, pedestrians and other road users, we run special training schemes for drivers from London's major coach companies.
Bus drivers have received cycle awareness training at a series of road shows. These events gave them the opportunity to experience a cyclist's view when approaching, overtaking and being followed by a bus.
Exchanging Places events are aimed at bus drivers and cyclists. These are run with the assistance of the police and are similar to those organised for Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers giving cyclists the opportunity to sit in the driver's seat of a HGV or bus. This allows the cyclist to see what the driver can and cannot see at the kerbside and directly in front of their vehicle. There is also the opportunity to try Exchanging Places as a virtual reality experience. These new mobile headsets allow 10 people to participate at once, and is accessible for all ages.
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Transport for London is committed to reducing road danger, by working in partnership with the police, London boroughs and stakeholders to achieve the Vision Zero ambition of creating a road network free from death and serious injury by 2041. Read more information on Vision Zero.