Speedsters caught through village

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Speeding motorists have been clocked driving at more than 40mph through Clifton close to a junior school and nursery.

Checks were carried out on Deep Lane and found the highest speed of motorists travelling towards Clifton was 45mph and in the opposite direction was 42mph.

Using the speed gun on December 17 between 9.30am and 10.30am, the results found that the 85th percentile of the 56 vehicles travelling into the village was 36mph, and heading towards Blake Law Lane was 35mph, where the speed of 43 vehicles was measured.

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 Scott Benton (Con, Brighouse) said: “There are several roads in Clifton where speeding is currently a significant concern.

“As Deep Lane is located at one end of Clifton, the speed limit goes from 60mph on the approach to the village to 30mph fairly abruptly and a lot of motorists find it difficult to slow down in time for entering the village as a result. The results from the mobile speed camera demonstrate that speeding is a real problem in this location. Residents tell me that the situation is worst between 7-9am and 4-7pm, so I will be asking for the council and the police to monitor speeds at these times.”