To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the impact of road accidents on the ability of traffic to travel on the roads of London; whether he routinely monitors the impact of additional accidents in London on traffic flow in London; and if he will make a statement on recent accidents in London and their impact on traffic movements.
Many roads in London carry very heavy volumes of traffic. Accidents inevitably cause disruption. The effect of accidents and other incidents is monitored by the police who are responsible for dealing with the immediate consequences. The Department and other highway authorities in London maintain regular contact with the police whose views are an important element in the planning of road improvement schemes and traffic control and surveillance systems.