FOI request detail

Please can you share all data you hold Road Collisions involving "Other vehicles (soon to be defined as personal electric mobility devices)" (OVs):

Request ID: FOI-1788-2122
Date published: 02 December 2021

You asked

- Numbers of reported road collisions involving OVs, either private or as part of the rental scheme in the period 1) January 2021 - 2) April 2021 and separately May 2021 - July 2021. - Numbers of reported road collisions involving OVs resulting in catastrophic injuries in the period January 2021 - July 2021. - Numbers of reported road collisions involving OVs by each London Borough in the period January 2021 - July 2021.

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-1788-2122

Thank you for your request received on 11 November 2021 asking for information about collisions involving “other vehicles.”

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

Please note that all our personal injury collision information is recorded using Department for Transport (DfT) guidance and is generally known as STATS19 data. Collisions must occur on the public highway, involve one or more vehicle, and one or more person being injured. More details can be found on the DfT website:

Collisions may be recorded by police officers or members of the public who can now self-report online.

“Other vehicle” is a broad category that is not currently limited to e-scooters, it will include anything not covered by the listed vehicle types such as quad bikes, ambulances, tipper trucks, camper vans etc. We have done a search in the free text field to filter collisions involving “E Scooter” or similar to provide the attached data. These numbers may include rental and private hire e-scooters.

TfL’s trial of rental e-scooters, which began in June 2021 as part of trials permitted nationally by the DfT, offers the only e-scooters legally allowed on London’s roads. Rigorous safety measures are in place with vehicles that exceed regulatory requirements and that are considerably more robust than the most common private e-scooters. The safety criteria for the trial were agreed by TfL, London Council, the participating boroughs and the DfT, as well as with key stakeholder groups and other cities that have previously launched similar trials.

2021 data is currently provisional and subject to change. Full final 2021 data will be available when finalised in 2022. Published collision data is available on our website:

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

[email protected]


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