More than 3,500 people involved in a road accident on London’s streets were killed or seriously injured in 2017, according to figures released by Transport for London.
More than 3,500 people involved in a road accident on London’s streets were killed or seriously injured in 2017.
A Transport for London (TfL) report on road casualty figures in the Capital revealed that 3,881 people were killed or seriously injured on the roads.
This makes up 11.91% of all casualties from road accidents.
There was a total of 32,567 reported casualties from road accidents in the Capital in the same year.
Lily Matson, director of transport strategy at TfL, said: “We refuse to accept that any death or serious injury on London’s roads is acceptable or inevitable, and will continue to work with the police and all boroughs to meet our target of eliminating all death and serious injury from London’s roads by 2041.
“This work includes targeting dangerous drivers, investing in safer junctions, removing the most dangerous Heavy Goods Vehicles from London’s roads, and working closely with boroughs to implement 20mph speed limits, as well as delivering lower speed limits on parts of our own Transport for London Road Network.”
Out of all casualties on London’s roads in 2017, car occupants made up 38%; pedestrians 20%; cyclists 14%; motorbikes and scooter riders 17%; buses or coaches 5% and taxi passengers just 3%.
The report also revealed that in 2017 64% of casualties involved in road accidents were male and 36% female.