TfL sets safety standard


Five-year target to change the shape of all new bus fronts

An impression of how an 8deg rake might be incorporated into the Wright Gemini 3 body to reduce the severity of a collision with a pedestrian.

Transport for London has given manufacturers five years to incorporate a raked front into their designs as part of a ‘world leading’ bus safety standard to be phased in between 2020 and 2024 with the aim that no deaths are caused by a London bus by 2030. Last year, TfL says 11 pedestrians were killed and 269 seriously injuries injured by buses and that over 3,000 passengers suffered some kind of injury.

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