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Enfield Council calls on TfL for A10 speed cameras

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Enfield Council have said average speed cameras must be put up along the A10 following a spike in accidents caused by dangerous drivers.

Enfield’s Labour and Conservative Groups are said to have joined forces to call on Transport for London (TfL) to install fixed speed cameras after a rise in deaths and serious injuries on the road.

The Enfield Independent reports that whilst The Metropolitan Police has been targeting speeding drivers on the A10, councillors have warned that these are only temporary measures and cameras will be needed to provide a permanent solution.

The issue was raised by the Conservative Group at Wednesday’s July 10 full council meeting. According to The Enfield Independent Conservative leader Councillor Joanne Laban said, ‘Racing on the A10 has been causing distress for our residents for far too long.’

‘The police are doing a brilliant job, but we can’t expect them to be there every weekend forever. A permanent solution needs to be found,’ added Laban.

In June, TfL said it had not ruled out putting average speed cameras along the A10 to tackle dangerous drivers. But Councillor Laban said that TfL had pledged to install the cameras back in 2015 and there had been no progress on the issue since then.

The Enfield Independent said it was agreed that both parties would write a joint letter to transport secretary Chris Grayling asking for funding raised by speed cameras to go back to London boroughs for road safety measures.

 
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