Request ID: FOI-2369-2122 Date published: 27 January 2022
This is a direct question to TFL with regards to GAL Camberwell/Waterloo and what Is your policy towards Bus Operators, having mobiles
fitted in their busses for sighing in and operational use that does not state when and when not to use
TfL Ref: FOI-2369-2122
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 10th January 2022 asking for information about the use of mobile phones by bus operators.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.
Specifically you asked:
“This is a direct question to TFL with regards to GAL Camberwell/Waterloo and what Is your policy towards Bus Operators, having mobiles fitted in their busses for sighing in and operational use that does not state when and when not to use.”
I am afraid that there is little we can usefully add to the previous response under case reference 2264-1920. As stated in that answer, TfL’s policy is that:
“No driver should use an electronic device (including a mobile phone) while driving or in charge of a vehicle”.
Driving while using a mobile phone is a criminal offence for which all drivers can be prosecuted.
As you will be aware, buses in London are operated by private companies under contract with TfL. The equipment that a bus operator chooses to provide to their drivers, and the guidance they provide for the use of such equipment, is a matter for those companies, taking into their account legal requirements.
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David Wells FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London