Tackling speeding in village

Coun Scott Benton (centre) and protesters against a new housing development in Clifton have concerns about speeding in the village
Coun Scott Benton (centre) and protesters against a new housing development in Clifton have concerns about speeding in the village

Motorists are continuing to speed through Clifton close to a nursery and primary school.

In January, Councillor Scott Benton (Con, Brighouse) called for checks to be done on Deep Lane and found the highest speed of motorists travelling towards Clifton was 45mph and in the opposite direction was 42mph.

Coun Benton said the results are a concern

More checks were carried out on February 12 in the morning rush hour between 7.45am and 9am.

Using the speed indication device the results found that the 85th percentile of the 153 vehicles travelling into the village was 39mph, and heading towards Blake Law Lane was 38mph.

The 85th percentile is a standard measure used by the police in connection with assessment of speeds along a road. It is the speed at or below which 85 per cent of the motorists drive on a given road.

Coun Benton said the results are a concern especially as entrance plans for a new housing development in Well Lane will be tucked away just behind the bend where these results were taken.