FRUSTRATED residents are calling on road bosses to enforce the speed limit before somebody else is killed on their street.
There has been more than 40 injuries, many of them serious, and two deaths caused by accidents between the Target and White Hart roundabouts just in the past three years.
About 180 people living in and around that section of Church Road, Northolt, have signed a petition which has been handed to the town hall. The council are backing up the residents but it is Transport for London (TfL) they have to convince as they manage the road.
Neighbours say there are a lot of problems with speeding but even most law-abiding motorists do not realise the stretch is 30mph since the limit was scaled back from 40mph about two years ago.
Neighbour Alan Hill, 63, of Church Road, said: "There are no signs saying it's 30mph, they only put up temporary ones but these have since been taken down. It's dangerous and there's the biggest school in west London, the West London Academy, just down the road. The lamppost outside my house has been knocked down three times, the last time a lorry nearly went into the flats next door.
"And there's the noise and vibrations from lorries at night. When it gets really bad I have to sleep with ear plugs but I can still get woken by the vibrations shaking the house to pieces.
"My wish would be a speed camera, which pay for themselves anyway. But TfL are pleading poverty so there are lots of other things they could do instead: put up signs which light up warning people of the speed limit, install a dummy camera or time the traffic lights like they do in Slough so if you speed you still have to slow down for the next set of lights."
Brenda Udall, of Bengarth Road, added: "I tried to change my car insurance last year but I was turned down because of the number of accidents in this area. And I've been driving for 35 years without an accident."
Council transport chief, councillor Bassam Mahfouz, who spearheaded the initial drive to make TfL reduce the speed limit, said: "The situation is unacceptable and unbearable for local residents. We campaigned to get this road down to a 30mph, now we need action to make sure drivers stick to it before another life is lost."
A TfL spokesman said: "TfL is unable to install additional 30mph signs along the A312 Church Road, as regulations set by the Department for Transport prohibits 30mph signs being installed along roads with street lighting, unless there is a change in the speed limit.
"However, TfL is currently investigating a range of options to help improve road safety for all road users along the A312 Church Road."