A trial starting in 2015 will use cruise control technology to prevent London’s bus drivers from speeding. The Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) uses a digital speed map of roads, combined with cruise control technology, and will be implemented by Transport for London (TfL).
Several buses will take part in the trial in a bid to improve London bus safety and reduce the number of fatalities on the capital’s roads. Over half of all fatalities are caused by vehicles breaking the speed limit. In 2013, 2,192 people were seriously injured on roads in London. Earlier this month, the City of London became the first London borough to enforce a 20mph speed limit.
TfL already have a trial underway using collision detection software on buses, which alert the bus driver if a pedestrian or cyclist gets too close. The ISA trials form part of London’s mayor’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, which also includes countdown timers at 10% of pedestrian crossings across the city.
Injured by a speeding bus
If you have been injured by a speeding bus, either as a pedestrian, cyclist or another driver, you may be considering claiming compensation. Injuries caused could range from cuts, bruises and broken bones to concussion and even death. Bus drivers in London work for TfL, so your claim will usually be against their employer – the same will apply to bus drivers in other parts of the UK. If you or someone you love has been injured, contacting a personal injury lawyer will help you to find out whether you could be eligible to claim compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as any loss of earnings.
Claiming compensation for your injuries
No matter how you have been injured, if the evidence proves somebody else is at fault, you are eligible to claim compensation for your suffering. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today and find out how much you could claim. We’re accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and recommended by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen. Whether you have been struck by a bus when pulling out from a junction on your bike or have been knocked down whilst crossing the road, we can help. All our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so you don’t need to worry about paying for expensive legal fees upfront. Call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 – we’re open 24/7 – and get the ball rolling on your claim.
Date Published: August 9, 2014
Author: David Brown