A Speed Indicator Device (SID), which warns drivers to slow down has been installed in Lindley.
The device, on Thornhill Avenue, was funded by Huddersfield Area Committee, and has been installed following concerns and complaints from local residents.
The SID is also portable and will be moved around different areas of Lindley, particularly targeting areas with high levels of speeding. It had previously been installed at Laund Road (Salendine Nook) and Crosland Road (Oakes).
Roads identified for future installation include Moorlands Road (Mount) and Lindley Moor Road.
The SID will provide statistical data which can be used to assist in decisions about potential future road safety improvements.
Lindley councillors Cahal Burke and Richard Eastwood (Lib Dem) liaised with police and civil enforcement officers to discuss options to reduce speeding and also consulted local residents about their concerns through a survey and at their advice surgeries.
Clr Burke welcomed the news about the installation of the speed warning device.
“I’ve been really concerned about the level of speeding in the area, and this has been mirrored by discussions with local residents, as well as the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.
“Speeding poses a threat to people’s safety and can spoil the local environment, so the device will help by promoting safer driving and safer roads.
“I am committed to working with residents to make roads safer and will keep campaigning to introduce 20mph zones in residential areas and around schools.’’