Average speed cameras could be installed along a stretch of road that has been plagued by street racing and dangerous driving.

Transport for London (TfL) said it had not ruled out using the cameras after 165 people were caught speeding in a Metropolitan Police crackdown on road traffic offences on the A10 in Enfield.

The operation, now in its seventh week, also uncovered activities such as drink or drug-driving and insurance offences.

TfL said it is deciding which locations should be prioritised for safety cameras and no roads have been ruled out.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched an initiative known as Vision Zero to eliminate deaths and serious injury from London’s roads by 2041.

Vision Zero director at TfL Stuart Reid said: “We are committed to reducing road danger across the capital, including at the A10, and are in discussions with Enfield Council about the best way to do this.

“Safety cameras are only one of the ways to reduce speed-related deaths and serious injuries on our roads, and we will continue working with the boroughs and our policing partners to consider all the factors necessary to reduce road danger.”

Enfield Council brought in regulations designed to make it easier for the Metropolitan Police to clamp down on “car-cruising meets” in 2017.

Its 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”.

But in April this year,

campaign group Better Streets for Enfield claimed dangerous driving was still going on

and the council, TfL and the Met Police seemed to be “passing the buck” rather than tackling the problem.

The group wrote an open letter to TfL and Enfield police calling for a crackdown on the car racers, warning people’s lives were being put at risk by their activity.

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

Enfield’s council leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, wrote to TfL last month complaining the transport body appeared to have ruled out using average speed cameras as a deterrent.

She suggested the council could help with the cost of installing cameras if TfL could not find the money from its own budget.

From the launch of their operation on April 4 up to Friday (June 14), the police recorded the following offences on the A10:

  • Total Excess Speeds Reported: 165
  • Insurance Offences: 8
  • Defective Vehicle Offences: 39
  • Vehicle Seizures: 24
  • Drink/Drug-Drive Offences: 4
  • Goods Vehicle Offences: 8
  • Lost or Stolen Vehicles recovered: 6
  • Total Arrests: 13
  • Traffic Offence Report Driving without due care: 1

Detective superintendent Andy Cox, roads and transport policing command, said: “Working with partners including TfL, we are committed to removing the most dangerous drivers and riders from London’s roads as part of Vision Zero.

“The A10 has been experiencing reckless drivers with a total disregard for themselves and other road users for some time.

“It must stop before there are any more fatalities or serious injuries. Therefore, we are ramping up policing enforcement to deter such offending.”