It is worth noting that the A10 has some of the worst levels of speeding in London and sadly lives have been lost. We will not rest on improving road safety.
Thank you to everyone who has signed the A10 petition for average speed cameras along Southbury Road to Great Cambridge Road roundabout. Our first petition secured the average speed cameras along the Southbury Road to M25 – lets hope the second petition also succeeds. We now have over 1,400 signatures – lets get to 1,500. www.change.org/A10Enfield
Average speed cameras / noise cameras
Since the petition was started the technology of noise cameras has come along. This technology is still in the trial stages. It was disappointing that the Mayor of London did not support London being in the current set of trials. There is a question submitted in Mayors Question Time (MQT) on both the average speed cameras and noise cameras for the A10. When the answer appears will update everyone.
Car meets – background action
As part of the campaign to improve A10 road safety has included car meets – as these issues are interlinked. I have been holding multi-agency meetings over the years to try and move the issue forward.
The campaign has succeeded in dedicated Police resources to tackle car meets, known as ‘Operation Ghost Freak’.
Many car-parks have seen safety measures taken to discourage car-meets. Clearly there are still other hot spots as a result. The former ‘B&Q’ site being one. Through the Police and Council – the owners of the car-park will be installing safety measures.
I have also asked the Council to;
- Deploy ASB Council officers at car meet hot spots over the evening weekends.
- Deploying mobile CCTV to these locations.
- Amend the protection order – PSPO – to cover the whole of the Borough.
In terms of Policing:
The local Police and the dedicated team are working hard.
The other week the Police closed down a large car meeting at Lock field Meadow involving 100+ cars. Every car was stopped and examined leaving the location. Each vehicle was issued a Community Protection Warning.
Last week the Police conducted a local stop site, the following results were achieved included: two disqualified drivers, three lost/stolen vehicles recovered, one road unworthy car, 18 vehicles seized for no insurance and 28 various other traffic offences (TOR).
I appreciate the issue is a frustrating one – but a lot of effort is going on behind the scenes to tackle the issues.