A couple who have seen several serious accidents outside their Huddersfield home have called for action.
Ken and Val Buttle fear someone will be killed or badly injured on Barnsley Road, Upper Cumberworth, and want authorities to take action.
They have lived at their current home for three years and in that time claim the road has become ever more dangerous.
Now they have arranged a public meeting at The Star pub on April 28 and have urged other residents to get involved.
Mr Buttle said: “There have been several accidents on our road between the Star and the Denby Dale viaduct over the past years and it seems like no-one will do anything about it until someone is killed.
“We recently had a speeding car travelling uphill, come ploughing through our stone garden wall, damaging two cars and a garage door. It was a miracle that there no-one was in our driveway at the time otherwise they could have been killed.
“Other neighbours have had cars crash though their garden walls and fences and property has been damaged”
The couple say the main issues are:
Pavements are too narrow for school children and other pedestrians to use safely.
Danger of vehicles losing control and coming off the road
A constant stream of heavy good vehicles that also break the speed limit more often than not.
Mr Buttle added: “The noise is sometimes deafening and is a real nuisance even when you are in your own home.
“We would like to know how this road affects others.
“What are your thoughts on this matter? What would you like to see done about the speed limit and other dangerous aspects of the road?
“What can you do to help a proposed action group?”
The meeting is at The Star at 7.30pm.
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