NEIGHBOURS are asking drivers to 'keep left' when going over roundabouts before a serious accident happens.
Members of the Hanger Hill East Residents' Association claim Corringway, just off the busy Hanger Lane, is used as a rat run and drivers often go over the series of roundabouts on the wrong side of the road.
Simon Reed, Vicar of the Church of Ascension and chair of HHERA, said: "The problem first existed when roundabouts were put in several years ago. Our estate is a notorious rat-run for people trying to beat the traffic on the Hanger Lane gyratory and a traffic survey found there were approximately 1,000 motorists in the peak hours.
"As the road curves and due to the positioning of the roundabouts, many of these cars tend to go over them on the right hand side of the road. This is a real problem and cause for concern for residents backing out of their drives and this could potentially be a real danger.
"We want to send the message out to drivers to stop doing this before a serious accident occurs."
Graham Fowler, who lives right by one of the roundabouts said: "When I back my car out of the drive, I have to look both ways to make sure the cars aren't coming on the wrong side of the road.
"Corringway is a lot quieter now that children are on their school holidays but so many cars are driving on the right hand side of the roundabout which is really dangerous, especially when they overtake each other."
A police spokesman said: "The issue has been raised to the local safer neighbourhood team and has been discussed at the last ward panel meeting with the residents. Uniformed officers have attended the scene and anyone who witnesses the offence should contact the Safer Neighbourhood Team on 020 8721 2947."
A Council Spokeswoman said: "It’s a source of concern and frustration to both residents and local councillors that drivers in Corringway are ignoring the rules of the road. The problem was brought up at the ward forum this week and councillors have asked the local policing panel to look into the problem."