Dangerous driving on A10

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2014-12-09
Session date: 
December 9, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4989
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
the Mayor and Police Commissioner

Question

I am still receiving numerous complaints from my constituents about dangerous driving on the A10 which involves racing and speeding. Not only is this dangerous, it is residents are also suffering from the noise. Further to the Mayor's response to MQ2014/4479 on dangerous driving on the A10, the Mayor stated that:

"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."

Can you outline what MPS resources have gone into tackling this issue and how long you envisage the interim period to last as this area will not be considered for average speed cameras until 2017 at the earliest?

Answer

Answer for Dangerous driving on A10

Answer for Dangerous driving on A10

Answered By: 
the Mayor and Police Commissioner

There are already eight speed cameras and six red light cameras placed along the A10 with further Average Speed Cameras under consideration, subject to suitability and funding. The area is frequently patrolled.

Enfield North Safer Neighbourhoods Team have created a tactical plan to tackle this issue and have gained assistance from the Roads Policing and Transport Command who have been patrolling the area every Sunday for the past ten weeks. They have issued 64 fixed penalty notices, 48 of these being for excess speed. They have seized 6 motor vehicles and made 4 arrests.

The Safer Neighbourhood team are also working with the retail parks (which are used as congregation points) to restrict access after hours. Work will continue until such time as the problem has been resolved.