SPEED cameras on a notorious stretch of a busy road in Huddersfield have slashed accidents.
Drivers may complain as they face 17 speed cameras on a stretch of Wakefield Road from Moldgreen to Middlestown.
But a new study shows that safety on that stretch of the A642 has dramatically improved.
Cameras and traffic management schemes have drastically cut serious accidents on 10 previously dangerous stretches of road across the country.
Fatal and serious crashes on the 10 most improved routes have dipped from 541 to 209, the study by the Road Safety Foundation showed.
Speed enforcement with fixed and mobile cameras is in use on all but two of the 10 most improved roads.
The cameras on Wakefield Road were installed in 2009 and 2010 over a five-mile stretch of the road in a bid to cut the high number of accidents – many of them speed-related.
It means in some stretches, through Lepton, the cameras are only a few hundred yards apart.