ROAD safety seems to be becoming more of an issue and yet the resources to tackle the problem appear to be diminishing.
Motorists feel to pay through the nose for everything to do with running a car, but often wonder what they are getting back.
Kirklees Highways staff have been criticised for failing to repair unlit and damaged bollards on major roads.
One of them – Meltham Road between Lockwood traffic lights and Netherton – has been the scene of several serious accidents in recent months.
It now appears that several drivers have had accidents involving unlit or broken bollards in the middle of Huddersfield roads.
A former policeman has revealed that he has been complaining for 18 months yet still nothing has been done.
In these days of health and safety surely there must be a clear need to repair or replace bollards immediately – if only to stop compensation claims from drivers who hit unlit bollards at night.
But now there is the added fear that an unlit bollard could lead to tragedy.