CAMPAIGNERS are calling for a pedestrian crossing on the busy New Mill Road at Wooldale.
They claim it is only a matter of time before a child is knocked down and killed on the road which is used as a route to three nearby schools.
Kirklees councillor Nigel Patrick and Amanda Harland, the Tory prospective parliamentary candidate, are raising a petition calling for a crossing near The Sycamore pub.
They claim total support for the plans from the community.
Clr Patrick said: "This is a busy road and at peak times when the children are going to and from school the whole area becomes very congested. It all adds up to a very dangerous situation."
Amanda Harland said: "The Government wants to encourage children to walk or cycle to school rather than come in the car, but unless road safety measures are taken by local councils this is not going to happen.
"Having spoken to residents a crossing would not just benefit children going to and from the school but elderly people as well."
The busy junction of New Mill Road, Holmfirth Road, Bill Lane, Robert Lane and Springwood Road, near The Sycamore pub, was served by a lollipop lady until several months ago when the post became vacant.
It is used by children walking to Holmfirth High School and to the local primary schools - Kirkroyds Infant and Wooldale Junior schools.
Clr Donald Firth said the highways committee had been discussing a scheme for the area for more than 12 months.
He said he was keen to see a 20mph school safety zone implemented on New Mill Road between 8 and 9am and 3 and 4pm coupled with a crossing and other safety measures.
Chris Platts, highways safety manager for Kirklees Council, said the council
would talk with councillors and residents to see if a solution could be found.