Street racing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-05-16
Session date: 
May 16, 2019
Reference: 
2019/8968
Question By: 
Shaun Bailey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would the Mayor update the chamber on what measures are being undertaken to stop the street racing on the A10 Great Cambridge Road that continues to disturb Londoners into the early hours?

Answers

Answer for Street racing
Street racing

Street racing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Street racing is both extremely anti-social and very dangerous:  it not only risks the lives of the public, but also those doing the racing. 

Enfield Council, supported by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), introduced a Public Space Protection Order which has been in place since January 2018. The order, which is in place until January 2021, means that using a vehicle in an anti-social manner is treated as a criminal offence and the MPS will not hesitate in taking action against anyone caught breaking the law. While no arrests have been made in Enfield, Neighbourhood Officers are actively tackling this issue via regular patrols.

The local Roads and Transport Police also conduct speeding operations along the A10, but this is ad hoc at present.