The years long campaign to tackle speeding, noise and car meets continues.
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.
A10 Petition – Presented
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.
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 is still not supporting deploying noise cameras – despite the real need for them – we will keep pressing for 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 – working with the Council, Police and TfL/GLA.
The campaign has succeeded in dedicated Police resources to tackle car meets, known as ‘Operation Ghost Freak’.
I am also working with the Police to organise a public meeting.
Many car-parks have seen safety measures taken to discourage car-meets. However, despite requests for security measures on the former ‘B&Q’ site (Dearsley Road) have been delayed for over a year – due to one of the leaseholders failing to sign-off on the proposals to date.
What the Council needs to do;
- Seek injunction against car cruising / meets. (as many other Councils have).
- 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.
- Continue to press that the former B&Q car park has security measures installed.
What TfL / Mayor of London needs to do;
- Introduce noise cameras
- Complete the corridor of average speed cameras
- Bring back the enhanced Vision Zero operation – to assist the current Policing efforts.
Latest Policing result over weekend.
The Police shut down the car meet at the former B&Q site over the weekend with the following results;
1 x Arrest for Drug Drive.
1 x Arrest for Possession of Cannabis and ID document offence.
1 x Community Resolution for Drugs
Total Vehicles seized: 4x cars
4x PG9 (roadworthy prohibition)
5X Stop and search
22x TORs for offences including licence plate breaches, no seat belts, vehicle defects
1x PND possession cannabis
15x Section 59 issued at the time.
I appreciate the issue is a frustrating one – but a lot of effort is going on behind the scenes to tackle the issues. And progress is being made.