PEOPLE in West Drayton are being asked to share their views on experimental traffic calming measures following complaints about persistent dangerous driving.

They can comment on new measures installed in Tavistock Road, including chicanes and removable planters at the side of the carriageway, to slow lorries, along with new air-quality monitors to check emissions levels.

Hillingdon Council has introduced the experiment after residents raised concerns about the driving of some commercial vehicles coming from firms based in Trout Road.

They were installed in March and will be in place for a year.

The council is urging motorists to drive with care and consideration and to respect the new calming scheme.

This comes following a recent incident when a driver damaged one of the planters. Police are currently investigating.

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “We’ve chosen measures that will slow traffic without the increased noise associated with speed humps.

“While we’re sympathetic to commercial drivers and appreciate they’re from local businesses, residents’ welfare and safety is our priority.”

The scheme has been funded by Transport for London.