Police in Hertfordshire say new mobile average speed cameras deployed on the A10 are having a significant impact on “racers” on the road.
They say that since the cameras were deployed in early July, 77 drivers have been caught speeding and no incidents of racing have been reported.
The cameras were installed following a successful bid to the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Road Safety Fund, to address recurring incidents of groups of drivers meeting to race on the road between Broxbourne and Cheshunt.
Inspector for Broxbourne Roy Stammers said, “the cameras have made a real difference to the safety of road users along this stretch of road and to the quality of life for those residents living nearby.
“Racers congregating and causing noise and driving dangerously around the A10 the Brookfield area has reduced significantly and the cameras help to manage the speed of drivers, making the road safer.”
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire David Lloyd (pictured) said, “I am very pleased with these initial reports from the new A10 cameras and believe that the early signs are very encouraging. As the first project funded by the Road Safety Fund, the A10 camera bid demonstrates how the fund can empower local communities and help them to identify and address road safety issues of most concern to them. These cameras have the potential to make a real difference to the quality of life and safety of local residents and drivers.”