2017 casualty figures ‘reaffirm the need for Vision Zero’

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Pedestrians, cyclists and powered two wheeler riders made up 87% of deaths – and more than half of all casualties – on London’s roads in 2017, new figures show.

The figures, published by TfL on 27 September, show 131 people were killed and 3,750 seriously injured on London’s roads last year.

The number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured (KSI) in 2017 increased by 10%, while the number of motorcyclist KSIs rose by 5% compared to 2016.

There was, however, a 1% reduction in the number of cyclist KSIs and total casualties.

TfL says the figures highlight the ‘continuing need for widespread action to tackle road danger’ – and reaffirm the importance of the mayor’s Vision Zero ambition to eliminate death and serious injuries from London’s roads by 2041.

Lilli Matson, director of transport strategy at TfL, said:

“These new figures show why our Vision Zero approach is so important.

“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.”

04 October 2018