A WOMAN who has seen two serious accidents outside her home has labelled the road a death trap.
Pat Stephenson moved to Scar Lane, Golcar, just two years ago.
In that time she has seen a 90-year-old woman flung in the air by a car and just last week firefighters had to cut a van driver from a crumpled wreck.
Both accidents left the victims in hospital, nursing broken bones.
Ms Stephenson, a college lecturer, is worried the next crash could be fatal.
She has hit out at Kirklees Council bosses who, she says, told her nothing could be done because there had not been a serious enough accident on the 30mph road to warrant action.
Ms Stephenson said: "Do we have to wait until someone is killed before anyone pays any attention to this dangerous stretch of road? Idiots race their cars up here and they cannot see what is coming around the bend at the top of the road.
"This means they often have to brake or swerve.
"There is barely enough room for two cars to pass each other. Six cars on this road have had wing mirrors smashed off by passing cars.
"What will it take for someone to listen?"
Now, work to widen the pavements by 2ft into the road has left Scar Lane even narrower.
"It seems ludicrous the road will be made even tighter to get through when we already have so many problems," added Ms Stephenson, who lectures in health and social care at Dewsbury College.
"Now the road is even more hazardous and people are still speeding. It is not just cars but huge juggernauts that come thundering past.
"There are plans for a bus stop outside my neighbour's house. That would be another hazard and make parking even more difficult for the people who live on this road.
"If we can't have speed humps or cameras, then the very least we should have is signs that flash up the speed limit when people are going too fast."
A Kirklees spokesman said: "Mini-roundabouts are planned for the Scar Lane junctions with Crow Lane and Sycamore Avenue. These will reduce vehicle speeds.
"New signs and lines on the road will be out there at the same time.
"Road humps or similar are not likely as this road is a strategic one for emergency vehicles."