Dangerous driving on A10, Enfield

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3352
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I have repeatedly received correspondence from concerned constituents with regards to speeding and drag-racing along the A10 in Enfield, and this issue also appeared in the Evening Standard. The local police do not have the resources to deal with this issue every week and have advised that average speed cameras would alleviate this problem.  Will you look again at the possibility of putting average speed cameras along this stretch of road before there is a tragic accident and ensure that police have adequate resources to deal with this problem?

Answer

Answer for Dangerous driving on A10, Enfield

Answer for Dangerous driving on A10, Enfield

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have approved a trial for four sets of average speed cameras in London, on the A40, the A316, the A20 and on the Western half of the A406.  They will be installed later this year. Results from the trial, including whether they meet public acceptability, are due in 2017.  Further locations for average speed cameras will be determined by the results of this trial and the A10 will be considered as part of this process.

In the interim however, TfL funded MPS officers are carrying out regular operations along this stretch of road.  This is in addition to the eight speed cameras and six red light cameras placed along the A10.  TfL and the MPS will continue to work closely together to ensure everything possible is being done to keep the A10 running as smoothly and safely as possible.