Police action to help tackle speeding issue

Brighouse councillor Colin Stout (Ind) is outraged that nothing is being done to prevent accidents along Halifax Road.

Councillor Stout said he has been trying to get action along the busy main road after a series of non-injury accidents for several years.

The council’s speed indication device has also been used in area and identified a problem with speed in the direction of Hipperholme.

The measure used by police and the council to identify a speeding problem has been highlighted as a high probability of police enforcement opposite Mill Lane and going towards Brighouse it needs further SiD deployment.

“I have been trying to get a pedestrian refuge for the past two years and we have asked for other road safety measures such as a 30mph flashing signs outside Kershaw’s or somewhere similar or something to remind drivers that it is not a race track,” he said.

“I keep getting told that we have no funding available and that highways don’t want more signs cluttering up the footpaths. Then I find out that the council is planning to install more road humps on Gibbet Street, Halifax. It is the most protected street in Britain.

“I feel action really needs to be taken along Halifax Road but also Bradford Road where it is also a problem.”

He is asking the council’s cabinet for a 30mph flashing light on Halifax Road near to Kershaw’s Garden Centre again.