Speeding on London roads

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I regularly receive correspondence regarding people speeding on TfL roads in Enfield and Haringey. What action are you taking to ensure that the roads in London are safe, and that you reduce the number of cars breaking the speed limit if you can only install speed cameras on roads that have a history of KSIs related to speeding?


Answer for Speeding on London roads

Answer for Speeding on London roads

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As detailed within TfL's  'Safe Streets for London: Our six road safety commitments', TfL is increasing efforts with police, borough and enforcement agencies in tackling dangerous and careless road user behaviour that puts people at risk.  As a part of that, TfL is working with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on a new Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC). This will be dedicated to policing London's roads and surface transport network. This TfL funded team will have more than 2,300 officers and be the largest single police command in the UK. This will give the MPS an unprecedented ability to improve road safety through a flexible and intelligence-led approach to enforcement, education and engagement.

TfL also continues to work in close partnership with the police to ensure that all speed reduction activities take place in locations where road users are most at risk. These activities include roadside speed enforcement, changes to road design, the implementation of 20mph limits and the replacement of all wet film safety cameras with digital cameras. The Community Roadwatch scheme will be launched soon, which will enable members of the public to work with the police to reduce speeding in their local areas.