A drone will be used by police in a unique initiative to crack down on speeding and dangerous drivers.

The A10 had been plagued by street racing and dangerous driving, where 165 people were caught speeding in the past five weeks.

In the past two years eight people have been killed on the road – many of which boiled down to speeding related accidents.

Now police have confirmed the drone will be used to “support the Roads and Traffic Policing Command activity”.

They said the initiative was part of the Vision Zero week of action to reduce deaths and injury on the A10 and other London roads as well.

The drone will also be used to support gathering intelligence and evidence.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Detective Superintendent Andy Cox, head of the Met’s roads and traffic policing unit, said: “This is one of many enforcement tactics being used.

“Its aim is to deter dangerous driving and we hope the message of ‘drive lawfully, stay safe and keep a clean licence’ is widely understood.

“However, deterrence is sometimes best achieved through intense enforcement and that’s what this capability enables.”

Vision Zero is an initiative that aims to eliminate deaths and serious injury on the roads by 2041. It was launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Vision Zero director at TfL Stuart Reid said that it is committed to reducing road danger across the capital, including the A10.

He continued: “We are in discussions with Enfield Council about the best way to do this.

“We will continue working with the boroughs and our policing partners to consider all the factors necessary to reduce road danger.”

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