Clampdown on A10 Speeding

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08 November 2017

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Dangerous drivers and motorists who use the A10 as a race track will be targeted in a multi-agency clampdown it has been announced.

  • Enfield Council, Transport for London (TfL) and Metropolitan Police Service targeting dangerous drivers
  • Operation in response to ongoing concerns from residents
  • First phase will see the deployment of mobile speed cameras alongside ramping up police enforcement in the area

Dangerous drivers and motorists who use the A10 as a race track will be targeted in a multi-agency clampdown it has been announced.
 
Enfield Council, TfL and the Metropolitan Police have agreed a package of measures designed to address the problem of motorists speeding and driving dangerously along one of Enfield’s busiest roads, starting with the installation of mobile speed cameras in the coming months.
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “We’ve listened to residents’ concerns and Enfield Council, TfL and the Metropolitan Police are working in partnership to tackle the long-standing problems associated with speeding on the A10.

"The multi-agency approach involves each organisation taking co-ordinated action to tackle the problem.
 
“Enfield Council are in the final stages of introducing a ‘public spaces protection order’ to enable it to support the Police in taking action to stop ‘car-cruising’ meets on the A10 retail parks, the Metropolitan Police will continue to undertake speed enforcement operations and TfL is rolling out a sequence of measures starting with mobile speed cameras in the short-term, whilst investigating the feasibility of more long term enforcement solutions such as average speed cameras.
 
“I am confident that these measures will act as a powerful deterrent to the idiots who think it’s appropriate to drive like lunatics along the A10, endangering others and wrecking the lives of residents living in the vicinity who are sick and tired of the noise and disruption they cause.”
 
Steve Burton, TfL’s Director of Compliance, Policing and On-Street Operations, said: “Dangerous driving has no place on London’s roads. We take our responsibility to reduce road danger extremely seriously and we’re embedding Vision Zero across our organisation and partners to eliminate death and serious collisions from London’s roads by 2041.

"By targeting excessive speed on the A10, we are working hard to create a road network which is free from death or serious injury.”

Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Rickett, the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said:

“The Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, in partnership with TfL, is working to reduce road danger through the enforcement of road traffic legislation, in particular for speeding offences.

“We will not hesitate to take action against those caught speeding.  Excess speed is an undisputed contributor to road traffic collisions in London.  The consequences of excess speed can be devastating for victims and their families.

"My message is clear: Speeding wrecks lives and drivers who do so can expect a robust police response."