North Circular

MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A constituent has told me she drives on the North Circular (usually between Staples Corner and Woodford) every week and has been doing so for the last twenty years. She is constantly appalled at the dangerous driving she encounters every time.  Road racing and cars driving at 90-100 mph are regular occurrences, confirmed by this article from the Met Police Federation states: It is a highly dangerous road and the recent fatality involving three people at Arnos Grove is no surprise at all. The local press reports  that local residents had previously written to you  about road racing on that very stretch of road but nothing is ever done. The speed cameras have not been operational for a number of years.  Road racers, drugs gangs, uninsured drivers and non-licence holders know that there is virtually no chance of being stopped on the A406 and so their activities continue unchecked. What are you going to do about it?


Answer for North Circular

Answer for North Circular

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS use a tasking process to ensure that those roads which statistically have the highest risk of injury collision are prioritised for patrol and enforcement functions. The North Circular (A406) is an important road for the North West and North East area traffic units for this reason, and the article you mentioned confirms that the A406 is patrolled.

The reorganisation of resources within the MPS means that the number of police constables in road policing teams will actually increase by 25%.