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Transport for London set to launch new bus sensor technology trial to enhance bus driver awareness of pedestrians and cyclists

Cyclist in London
Cyclist in London © Harry Schiffer

One of TfL's top priorities is to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on London's roads by 40 per cent by 2020. Recently published figures for 2013 show the number of cyclists and pedestrians killed or seriously injured (KSI) in a collision involving a bus or coach in the capital fell by 38 per cent and 22 per cent respectively compared to 2012, with pedestrian KSIs almost halving and cyclist KSIs falling by 40 per cent in the last six years. Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said: "This is another great example of London leading the way by using the latest innovative technology to further improve safety for every road user. We've seen real improvements in reducing the number of accidents on our streets involving buses and if this trial proves successful we'll look to roll it out further across London's fleet."

Source: www.tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2014/august/new-bus-sensor-technology-trial

See also in German: www.zukunft-mobilitaet.net/75794/analyse/radverkehr-sensor-toter-winkel-detektion-radar-video (detailed report with further information in German)

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23. August 2014
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TfL - Transport for London (www.tfl.gov.uk) // Difu (A.H.)

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