Sarah Leadbetter, Scot Grant and Jo Grant are calling on West Sussex County Council to introduce traffic-calming measures or a 20 mph speed limit in part of Horsham, including Orchard Road, Bennetts Road and Depot Road.
Mrs Leadbetter, 53, of Orchard Road, handed a 217-signature petition to Cllr Brad Watson, chairman of the North Horsham county local committee, before a meeting this week.
She told the committee: “Orchard Road, Depot Road, the top of Highlands Road and Bennetts Road are long straight roads, allowing traffic to gather speed from top to bottom. Orchard Road has the nickname The Rat Run.
“On August 24, two cars were crashed into along Orchard Road, causing just under £13,000-worth of damage. Imagine if these cars had been a child or an elderly person. Other residents have also had damage done to their cars – some of which has been reported, some not.”
The issue will be discussed during a residents’ meeting in the Business Centre, The Forest School, on Tuesday, October 9 (6.30pm for 7.15pm). Anyone from the district is welcome to attend.