Mothers are blockading a road in protest at drivers who speed outside De Lucy Primary School in Abbey Wood.

About 20 mums whose children go to De Lucy School, in Cookhill Road, decided to take action after a child was nearly run over before Christmas.

The angry mums have been forming a human chain across the road leading to the school’s entrance during the daily school runs in the morning and afternoon.

A petition with about 200 signatures was also submitted to the council before Christmas and they have pledged to continue the protest until Greenwich Council takes action.

Parents would like to see either a 5mph speed limit imposed or have the road closed to all drivers except residents.

Mum Samantha Barker, of Sewell Road, Abbey Wood, says the main culprits are parents themselves.

The 39-year-old said: “Some of the cars are extremely fast and it’s only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt or killed.

“It’s only a cul-de-sac and they don’t drive down there safely. My nine-year-old son Morgan attends the school but I am taking action for the safety of every child at that school.”

Angela Robinson, of Finchale Road, Abbey Wood, says her 10-year-old daughter Aleisha was once clipped by a speeding car outside the school entrance.

The 37-year-old said: “They’re speeding down the road like Brands Hatch.

“So far the protest has been a success with some parents noticing and residents are coming up to us saying that we are doing a good thing.”

She says the next step is to find sponsors to help with the costs of placing a barrier at the entrance to the cul-de-sac.

A Greenwich Council spokesman says the area is a 20mph zone and signage will be improved to alert drivers to the speed limit.

He said: "Our home and road safety team will work with the school on a campaign to remind parents about the importance of considerate and safe driving close to the school.

“Traffic calming measures already in place include a raised table at the junction and a speed hump.

“Our traffic engineers have been in discussion with the school to examine further safety improvements.”