Speeding and dangerous driving on the A10 are putting people at risk of being killed or seriously injured, campaigners have warned.

Transport group Better Streets for Enfield has called for a crackdown on the car racers, who continue to make residents’ lives a misery despite the authorities’ repeated pledges to put a stop to their behaviour.

The group has written an open letter to Transport for London (TfL) and Enfield Police after drivers “raced on and around the A10” until the early hours of the morning over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

It warns: “We are not sleeping on weekend nights due to the noise. That affects our health and relationships. And there is a constant risk of death and serious injury as this criminal behaviour goes unchallenged.

“We have heard of three people dying on the A10 in 2018 – perhaps there were more.

“For each individual there was a family and community torn apart. And how many more have suffered life-changing injuries in high-speed collisions on the A10?”

The group hailed what it thought was a breakthrough in November 2017 after TfL, Enfield Council and the Metropolitan Police agreed a string of measures aimed at tackling the problem.

Mobile speed cameras were rolled out, while the council brought in regulations designed to make it easier for the Met to clamp down on “car-cruising meets”.

The council’s public spaces protection order targeted “speeding, driving in convoy, racing, performing stunts, sounding horns and revving engines as to cause a nuisance, and wheel spins”.

A police officer tweeted over the Easter weekend that he had given “advice and guidance to car enthusiasts” after being advised that the A10 was being used for racing.

But Better Streets for Enfield said that within an hour the “racket” caused by racers had resumed and was still going on after midnight.

Ten people were killed and more than 1,000 were injured on Enfield’s roads in 2017, according to TfL figures.

The transport campaigners said each authority seemed to “pass the buck onto another – or ignore us completely”.

They added that TfL’s promise to roll-out “a sequence of measures” to deal with the problems – including average speed cameras – had not been fulfilled.

Detective superintendent Andy Cox, Roads and Transport Policing Command, said the Met was working with TfL and Enfield Council to “deliver and sustain improvement in speed enforcement on the A10”.

He added that police were focusing on the “most dangerous motorists and riders who put themselves and other road users at risk”.

Det Supt Cox continued: “Exceeding the speed limit is dangerous and a serious offence under the Road Traffic Act. People who do so are not properly in control of their vehicle and are more likely to be involved in a collision.

“Our Roads Policing Teams are actively targeting motorists and riders who exceed the speed limit or commit other road traffic offences along the A10 and will take appropriate action against them.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has introduced a ‘Vision Zero’ policy to eliminate deaths and serious injury from London’s roads by 2041.

Stuart Reid, interim director of Vision Zero at TfL, said TfL was taking a “coordinated approach” with the council and police to dealing with the “long-standing” problems on the A10.

He added: “We are looking into the option of speed cameras as a solution, as well as the use of mobile speed cameras deployed to high-risk locations and our ongoing funding of the Roads and Transport Policing Command.

“Safety cameras are only one of the ways to tackle speed-related deaths and serious injuries on our roads, and we are committed to a Vision Zero approach to consider all the factors necessary to reduce road danger.”

An Enfield Council spokesperson said: “We are aware of the issues on the A10 and sympathise with those who reside in the vicinity.

“In 2018 the council introduced a number of Public Spaces Protection Orders to provide more effective powers to help reduce anti-social behaviour in the borough.

“One of these covers vehicle cruising, speeding, driving in convoy, racing, performing stunts, sounding horns and revving engines.

“The primary responsibility for enforcement resides with the police. Our understanding is the police are dealing with these offences by charging individuals and issuing fixed penalty notices.

“We also understand that the Metropolitan Police Force is under-resourced and there are various difficulties in addressing offences of this nature.

“In the meantime, we will continue to work closely with the police and Transport for London to investigate some long-term solutions to help resolve these issues.”

Drivers or riders who believe they have witnessed a traffic offence and have recorded it with a dash camera can report it at: https://www.met.police.uk/ro/report/rti/report-a-road-traffic-incident/

People can also give information anonymously through the Crimestoppers website https://crimestoppers-uk.org or by ringing 0800 555 111.