DRIVERS take their lives in their hands when they pull out of a bad junction at Lepton, it is claimed.
Kirklees councillor Mark Hemingway plans to push Kirklees Council accident and safety experts to look at improving the junction of Wakefield Road and Paul Lane after several accidents there.
In the latest, at 9am yesterday, this bus was in collision with a Citroen Saxo car.
No-one was injured, but the car was badly damaged.
Clr Hemingway, who was one of the first on the scene, said: "It was lucky there was no-one on the bus or they would have been thrown forward and hurt themselves on the seats in front.
"Last year a motorcyclist was badly hurt in an accident at the same junction.
"Wakefield Road is 60mph there and the sight lines are not good.
"People coming out of Paul Lane cannot look both ways at the same time. You take your life in your hands every time you come out of there and I even go on another route to avoid it if I can."
The junction is in Clr Hemingway's Kirkburton ward and he now plans to raise it with the council's accident investigation department as a matter of urgency.
"There is no doubt this is a problem junction," he said.