Two groups united to fight for improved safety at an accident blackspot ten years ago this week.

A campaign for speed cameras to be put up in the notorious Crooked Mile accident blackspot has been launched.

Almost two weeks after the stretch of road in Waltham Abbey claimed its third victim this year, members of the Waltham Abbey Residents Association and the Waltham Abbey Neighbourhood Action Panel (WANAP) have joined forces to fight for action to be taken to prevent more fatalities.

The WANAP are calling for speed cameras to be put up on the road, including the corner just beyond the roundabout where the Crooked Mile meets Honey Lane which is the site of many crashes.

Motorists regularly ignore the 30mph speed restrictions that apply to that stretch of the road and lose control on the sharp bend.

Bill Davies, of the WANAP, said: “Whenever you hear the scream of ambulances you know there has been an accident up there.

“There was talk about getting something done a few years ago and maybe having a speed indicator put up but I think it is time to up the ante and be more robust.

He said a speed camera at the danger bend would act as a strong deterrent and would protect pedestrians.

“We have members you say they regularly see lorries taking that bend at 70 miles per hour."

The Waltham Abbey Residents Association supports calls to take action.

Their chairman, Sue Calvert, said that she had set up a Facebook page where residents could post their concerns after the last accident.

“The response I got was unbelievable,” she said.

“Everyone is in agreement, something needs to be done and we are fully behind this campaign.

“One member told me that she doesn’t dare walk along the pavement in that stretch of road because of vehicles speeding and takes the long way round instead.”

A 64-year old man is the road's latest victim after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed in to a wall earlier this month.

In February people in their 20s were killed in accidents on the road.

Last week County Councillor Elisabeth Webster said she was pushing for stricter safety measures.