Street racing

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 12th July 2019.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

Would the Mayor commit to delivering a permanent solution to the on-going street racing problem on the A10 Great Cambridge Road in Enfield that is continuing to cause much distress to Londoners?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is working with Transport for London (TfL) and the London Borough of Enfield to resolve the long-standing problems associated with speeding and road racing on the A10. A number of measures are being explored as part of a problem-solving approach which includes plans for safety cameras. The installation of a safety camera on the A10 is being given serious consideration as part of TfL’s new risk-based criteria to prioritise future locations for the installation of safety cameras to ensure we effectively target the locations where risks are greatest and cameras are most likely to be effective in achieving compliance with speed limits. TfL is liaising with the Borough of Enfield on this issue and a decision is expected shortly.

The MPS/TfL part-funded Roads and Transport Policing Command, with Enfield Police, is continuing to undertake targeted enforcement against this dangerous and reckless behaviour that risks lives and causes distress to the local community, until a longer-term solution is in place. Since the start of May, the RTPC has been and continues to undertake a high-profile enforcement operation; this has attracted significant partner/public support and has seen high levels of priority Vision Zero enforcements including 165 for speeding, eight for no insurance, four for drink/drug driving, 13 vehicles seized and 13 arrests made.