The capital has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people being killed or seriously injured in accidents has sent London casualty statistics soaring. According to the report of Tfl, there is an increase of 26% yearly in road accidents.
It is reported that 1220 people got killed or had a severe injury from July to September in the last year which was 966 in the same three months of the previous year. The death toll also rose from 28 to 31 including five cyclists and three pedestrians.
The figures also revealed that the 280 cyclists got severe injuries in last year which was 83% more than numbers of the previous year. According to the TfL, the main reason for the casualties of cyclists was because of collisions with the cars.
London city has seen a 7.5% increase in the number of cyclists last year, but there is a concern that Tfl is failing to spend money set aside to make roads safer. Despite having a massive budget of £142m to increase the safety of the people, TfL has underspent its budget for the last three years.
Interim Director of Vision TfL Stuart Reid, said, “No casualty or even a minor injury should be treated as acceptable, in this year we will do everything we can to improve the road safety across the city.”