Average speed cameras would stop A10 problems says police chief

Average speed cameras would stop A10 problems says police chief

Average speed cameras would stop A10 problems says police chief

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Average speed cameras would solve the problem of drag races, according to a police sergeant.

'Cruisers' - speeding drivers who flock to the A10 to partake in drag races every Sunday evening - have caused misery for those who live close to the road.

Sgt Stuart Gill, who has been working on the problem to clear trouble-makers from the retail park on the A10, told the Enfield Independent 

that Transport for London, which is responsible for speed cameras, once had an idea to put in average speed cameras.

He said: “If TfL had put in the average speed cameras, I am sure this problem would not still occur.

“As it is, it is a fine juggling act to keep all our resources in the right places and we are doing our best to curb the problems residents have.”

He stressed that not everyone who goes there speeds.

He said: “The people who gather there are, on the whole, car enthusiasts and law-abiding citizens, but one or two people are spoiling it for others.

“It would not be beneficial to have all of our resources on a Sunday evening at the A10 and traffic police did patrol the area last Sunday, and people did disperse.”

The Enfield Independent reported residents' fears that someone will eventually be killed by the drag racers.

However Sgt Gill revealed that the police are still collecting all results on incidents on the A10.

He said: “We are re-evaluating our strategy for the A10 and we are still collecting data on what exactly the problems are.

“The A10 ebbs and flows and we are still not certain whether the A10 cruiser problem is seasonal.”

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10:32am Fri 15 Aug 14

Enfield101 says...

This is not a seasonal problem, its just that people notice it more in the summer because their windows are open and in the garden. This has been going on since I moved to my current address 7 years ago. The Police spent alot of time putting gates on the retail parks and speed humping McDonalds which did reduce it. Then the council allowed a Drive thru KFC in B&Q car park (Brilliant!) what did you think was going to happen.
I am not convinced on the average speed camera solution as most of the noise is created from stand still burn outs and racing off the traffic lights.
This is not a seasonal problem, its just that people notice it more in the summer because their windows are open and in the garden. This has been going on since I moved to my current address 7 years ago. The Police spent alot of time putting gates on the retail parks and speed humping McDonalds which did reduce it. Then the council allowed a Drive thru KFC in B&Q car park (Brilliant!) what did you think was going to happen. I am not convinced on the average speed camera solution as most of the noise is created from stand still burn outs and racing off the traffic lights. Enfield101
  • Score: 1

11:03am Fri 15 Aug 14

EN1girl says...

How will average speed cameras eliminate the problem, when some of the worst offenders use reflective tape on their number plates so that they cannot be picked up by speed cameras? All of the car parks around the retail parks need to have barriers which are closed once the shops are shut.
How will average speed cameras eliminate the problem, when some of the worst offenders use reflective tape on their number plates so that they cannot be picked up by speed cameras? All of the car parks around the retail parks need to have barriers which are closed once the shops are shut. EN1girl
  • Score: 3

10:30am Sat 16 Aug 14

Vision17 says...

I would like to hear an explanation as to why the police, knowing that this is something that happens very frequently, cannot spend a few man hours to stake out the places where this happens most frequently. If the problem is as bad as it sounds, they should be able to scoop up large amounts of offenders, bring them before the courts and have the results splashed across the press. Doing that. maybe just once a month for a few months, would prove a stronger deterrent than whatever they are doing now.
I would like to hear an explanation as to why the police, knowing that this is something that happens very frequently, cannot spend a few man hours to stake out the places where this happens most frequently. If the problem is as bad as it sounds, they should be able to scoop up large amounts of offenders, bring them before the courts and have the results splashed across the press. Doing that. maybe just once a month for a few months, would prove a stronger deterrent than whatever they are doing now. Vision17
  • Score: 1

9:03am Sun 17 Aug 14

hanleybaby says...

They obvioslu are perfectly aware of the problem and the steps they could take to stop all this nonsense but as yet have failed to come up with an idea that will make money! It's never about safety or disruption to lives!
They obvioslu are perfectly aware of the problem and the steps they could take to stop all this nonsense but as yet have failed to come up with an idea that will make money! It's never about safety or disruption to lives! hanleybaby
  • Score: 1

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