FEARS that a child could be hit crossing one of the borough's most dangerous roads have risen following a fatal crash near a primary school.
Rickmansworth Road in Northwood has been a growing concern for residents and Holy Trinity CE School for years, but the death of a driver on June 2 has really hit home.
The school have now drawn up a petition with more than 200 signatures on it, which they will hand to Councillor Keith Burrows, cabinet member for planning and transportation, in the hope something will be done.
Sue Boultbee, the chairwoman of governors at Holy Trinity, has been complaining about the road since 2001.
She said: "We are continuing to campaign to reduce the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph because we have use of a playing field on the other side of the road. If we can reduce the speed limit the council would consider putting a crossing in.
"It's drivers who are to blame. They don't seem to appreciate they are driving past a school.
"There will be a fatal accident if nothing is done."
There were 20 reported accidents on Rickmansworth Road between February last year and January 31 this year, three of which were serious.
Mr Burrows said: "Hillingdon Council is aware of speed concerns raised by residents, the school and the hospital.
"We have been advised that a simple reduction in speed limit by changing the signs and traffic order would not be supported by the Metropolitan Police.
"We are however currently looking into the possibility of other ways to reduce the speed limit.
"Designs for the crossing in Kewferry Road have been drawn up and the council is currently sourcing funding for the scheme."