TfL has launched the city’s first interactive digital collision map, showing every road traffic incident from the last 10 years, as part of plans to reduce the number of casualties in the capital.
The London Collision Map uses extensive police data to shine a light on road collisions dating back to 2005, creating an easy search for users to find information about when, where and how severe incidents were.
TfL says the aim of the map is to help raise awareness of road conditions and encourage road users to take extra care at junctions.
Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport at TfL, said: “This mapping tool will enable us to work with our partners and local communities to make significant improvements in road safety.
“Alongside major modernisation work at junctions, effective enforcement by the police and action to make lorries safer, this is one of many measures we are taking to further reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.”
Isabel Dedring, deputy mayor for transport, said: “Safety continues to improve on London’s roads, but we are not complacent. It is a top priority and that’s why the Mayor set a new target to bring down the number of people killed or seriously injured even further.
“This map is part and parcel of our drive to improve road safety awareness and complements ongoing work to overhaul and improve London’s key roads and junctions.”
TfL uses collision data to identify areas where additional road safety improvements are required and works closely with the police to develop this data.
By combining this data with traffic flow, traffic counts and bus information, TfL is able to identify locations where more targeted enforcement and additional engagement with local communities can be made to improve safety.
The collision data is made available to the public with provisional collision data updated at regular intervals throughout the year. Academics, researchers and TfL will also be able to blend the data with other sources to look for wider, long-term trends across London and the South East.