Street racing

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 5th June 2019.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

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?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

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.