Hundreds of children and parents have called for traffic calming measures in a dangerous road.
Pupils of Holy Trinity CE School in Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, and nearby St Martin's School, in Moor Park Road, have to dodge traffic in Kewferry Road to get to and from school. Teachers and parents of chil
dren at both schools say cars speed down the road and use it as a rat run.
Janine Spencer, a mother of a fiveyear-old boy at St Martin's School, got 242 parents to sign a petition requesting Hillingdon Council put traffic calming measures in the road before a child is hurt.
She said: "The traffic goes horrendously fast down there.
"The lorries come hurtling down and I have sat in my car before trying to see how fast they come down, and the cars shake. Three weeks ago two boys nearly got run over there.
"One ran into the road, the other tripped and a lorry missed him by inches.
"It's incredibly dangerous and there's no crossing."
Children at Holy Trinity School also gave a petition to the council requesting similar measures in the road and in Rickmansworth Road.
Mair Henton, deputy headteacher at Holy Trinity, said: "There are terrible problems with Kewferry Road because the traffic goes down there too quickly.
'People use it as a cut through and they obviously don't think there are two schools in the area.
"There was an accident with a child who was coming to an afternoon meeting at the school in July and she was hit by a car. There needs to be some sort of traffic calming measure."
There was a petition hearing with Councillor Keith Burrows, Hillingdon Council cabinet member for planning and transportation, last Wednesday, and now the council's school travel plan officer is working with the schools to see what can be done.