Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport, Transport for London

LRSC Leon DanielsLeon Daniels joined Transport for London in April 2011 after a career in government, shipping, tourism and public transport.

He spent 27 years in the private sector and was in business both on his own account and as a director at FirstGroup plc. He has wide national and international experience having worked in Hong Kong and USA, and has overseen several significant business acquisitions and sales at home and overseas.

After 13 years at FirstGroup plc he joined TfL ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games to oversee the delivery of surface transport in what is now recognised as a hugely successful world-class event.

His TfL responsibilities include the safe and efficient running of London’s roads, bus services, taxis, cycle hire, river services, overground, DLR, Emirates Airline and trams.

Presentation: Sources of Road Danger

This presentation will set out how TfL, working closely with London boroughs, is tackling sources of road danger to achieve the target of halving the number of people killed and seriously injured on the Capital’s roads by 2020.

The five main sources of road danger in London are:
• Travelling too fast
• Becoming distracted
• Undertaking risky manoeuvres
• Drink or drug use while driving
• Failing to comply with the law

The presentation will explain how, by focusing attention on these five sources of danger, TfL can prioritise the main causes of deaths and serious injuries and take further steps to eradicate the risk of collisions from occurring.