I have posted this for information as people may be interested in the facts. Please try to AVOID exaggerated responses or comments that we usuallt end up with the NB4L. We do not have the passenger accident rate for other bus types as a comparator.
Someone has requested the data for accidents on the NB4L - i.e. people being hurt / injured when using the bus. This is NOT collisions involving the vehicle.
I'm going to try to analyse those facts. TfL have obviously recorded incidents within two different categories: within bus and falling from the rear platform. Taking the platform incidents as the only additional injuries caused by the NBfL it would suggest it has an incident rate a third higher than regular types of bus. However one must consider who is culpable for "falls from a moving bus." You could suggest that if somebody falls from the platform of a moving bus it is that individual's own decisions which have led to that injury rather than the bus design. Though hard to quantitatively include in statistics, an absence of common sense must be included into any analysis of the bus' accident rate.
This coming from a completely anti-NBfL perspective...
I witnessed people jumping on at the back of the NBFL while they still have their eyes glued to their mobile phone. Can't people have common sense to board properly? If they want to board while being glued to their phone, they be better off boarding at the front by a bus stop.
But no offence to the person that sent the request as they mentioned and misspelled "Routmaster" on the header of the request.
Since they published the data of accidents for the NBFL, I would like to see the accident rate on the Heritage routes Routemaster?