FOI request detail

Private Hire accidents

Request ID: FOI-0965-1718
Date published: 31 August 2017

You asked

As I understand it, all Private Hire drivers must report any road accident that they are involved in to TfL within 14 days as a regulatory and license requirement. Please could you provide me with the stats referring to the number of these reported accidents there have been over the last 12 months? I would preferably like the figure based on a month by month basis but understand if they are broken down in other more manageable ways. Thank you.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-0965-1718/GH

Thank you for your request received on 21 July 2017 asking for information about private hire vehicle collision reports. I am sorry for the delay in replying.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our Information Access Policy. I can confirm that we hold the information you require.

Private hire vehicle owners are required, under the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998, to inform us of any collision materially affecting their vehicle within 72 hours. The full Act is available on our website:

The table below lists the number of vehicle inspections carried out following notification of a London licensed private hire vehicle having been involved in an accident/collision.


Number of PHV collision inspections

Aug 2016


Sep 2016


Oct 2016


Nov 2016


Dec 2016


Jan 2017


Feb 2017


Mar 2017


Apr 2017


May 2017


Jun 2017


Jul 2017


Further information can be found by visiting our website

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

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Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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