Transport for London says it’s working with the Met to avoid repetition of a data hitch which has delayed publication of a government report on the level of road casualties across Britain.
Changes to how the force records road casualties means it’s taken longer than expected to pass the necessary data on TfL to verify and transfer to the Department for Transport for inclusion in its report.
The issue first came to light in response to a question from Liberal Democrat Peer Baroness Randerson who asked ministers for the reasons behind the report’s delay.
In response, transport minister Lord Callanan said the Met’s data “makes up around 15% of the road casualty dataset for Great Britain” and is such a “significant component of the national total” that the report could not be published without it.
A TfL spokesperson said: “This information is currently being verified and it’s anticipated the Department for Transport’s national figures and our 2016 Casualties and Collisions in Greater London factsheet will be published at the end of September.”