Adrenaline junkies are continuing to use a busy dual carriageway as a race track despite the police threatening to put the brakes on their speeding.

People living close to and on the A10 Great Cambridge Road in Enfield say they are fed up with the constant drag races that take place every Sunday evening.

The Enfield Independent reported in July 2013 that police had issued a warning to racers that if they were to speed down the three-mile stretch, they would be brought to justice.

But one year on, residents are yet to see any improvement to this motoring Mecca, which has seen people from all over the country flock to the A-road to race their customised cars.

Kleanthis Papas, who lives adjacent to the A10, told the Enfield Independent that the craze started more than seven years ago.

He said: "I used to work night shifts and I would see this happening but the noise from my home is unbearable. We have double glazing and you can still hear it until the early hours of the morning.

"In the daytime, you barely hear the A10. If my car did 80mph down the A10 you might not hear it but these people have illegally suped-up cars, which make so much noise.

"I haven’t seen any improvement in the last year, things have just stayed at the same level."

The police stated last summer that they would show no tolerance to people using the road a racing playground.

One traffic officer said: "We want people to know that we will seize people’s cars and they will lose their insurance. We will utilise every means at our disposal to make this a safer borough."

However, Mr Papas claims that there is not enough police on the road trying to stop the racing from happening.

He said: "The police told me that they don’t have enough staff to cover the road. The speed cameras are also essentially useless because people are putting reflective materials on their licence plates and the cameras are not up to date which means they are not digital and not always able to catch people.

"This is going to end in a disaster and someone will be killed, I hope it doesn’t take something like that to trigger a response."

Rajesh Khilare, who lives on the A10, said: "It is so bad at the weekends, it ruins my evenings. This isn’t some unorganised bunch who come down every now and then, they are there every Sunday night.

"The police know they are there and yet nothing happens, I cannot understand why no action is taken. We have the sound of motor racing at our doorsteps and we aren’t close to a race track."

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police patrol the A10 and the retail park areas and their car parks routinely and will take appropriate action against those commiting speeding offences."