RESIDENTS of Fixby are calling for the brakes to be put on speeding drivers.
They say these drivers are turning many of the roads into no-go areas for local people.
Now, Clough Lane residents John and Val Kedge - who have seen two of their cars written off in crashes outside their home - have handed a petition to Kirklees councillors.
The couple's cars were written off when vehicles coming from Lightridge Road zoomed round the corner without stopping and went into the back of their vehicles.
A neighbour also saw his car wrecked the same way.
Clr Annie Smith, who has taken up the case, said: "They and their neighbours have great difficulty getting in and out of their drives because of the speed of the traffic and poor sightlines.
"It is so bad that they don't pull out to the right any more. They go out to the left and then turn in the pub car park down the road if they want to go towards Bradley.
"Other neighbours are fed up of having their walls knocked down by cars," added Clr Smith.
"There are also serious problems for pedestrians wanting to cross the road, particularly by the shop, where the traffic is very fast and the visibility is obstructed by a sharp bend."
Mr Kedge, who has lived in the road for 15 years, said: "It has gradually got worse, but now the problem is acute.
"The amount of traffic is one problem, but speed is the other. It is a 30mph zone - but very few seem to stick to that.
"There is a definite need for a speed camera and other traffic- calming measures," he added.
"The problem is not confined to Clough Lane but to other roads, including Lightridge Road and Kennedy Avenue".
Clr Smith joined the other ward councillors, Deryck Hillas and Mehboob Khan, in helping with the petition.
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