Transport for London (TfL) has announced plans to make roads in the UK capital city safer after its data suggested that 125 people were killed on roads last year and 3,780 were seriously injured.

TfL is a local government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London, England.

According to TfL’s data, 68 people were killed while walking on London’s roads last year. The figure is said to have increased in comparison to previous year.

Out of 68 people, 44 people died of a collision with a car while five died while cycling and 31 were motorcyclists.

TfL Chief Safety, Health and Environment officer Lilli Matson said: “Protecting everyone on the road – particularly people walking, cycling and motorcycling – is a priority for TfL, and the latest casualty statistics reveal why bringing in these strict new regulations is more important than ever.

“Introducing the Direct Vision Standard, the first standard in the world to reduce lethal blind spots from HGVs, combined with our wider work to reduce road danger will prevent more families, friends and communities from experiencing the devastation of road trauma.”

TfL added that the majority of Londoners drove safely during the coronavirus pandemic, but due to an increase in vehicle speeds several road fatalities and injuries took place.

The governing body said that it will focus on making streets safer for those most at risk as part of its Vision Zero ambition to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries from London’s roads.

Earlier this week, TfL also announced that a pioneering Direct Vision Standard will be enforced from 1 March 2021.