Road safety chiefs have stepped in to try and prevent more crashes on a Huddersfield road.

The Examiner has reported on a spate of accidents on Liley Lane and Bellstring Lane – the road between Grange Moor and Kirkheaton.

Almost a dozen motorists are thought to have spun off the road on the windy exposed section close to Mirfield over the past few months, most recently on Wednesday evening.

After promising to investigate , Kirklees Council has now taken action by installing two sets of temporary traffic lights.

It is thought the lights will slow drivers down at the two spots most prone to incidents.

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A statement from the council said: “Despite the recent installation of additional warning signs by the council, there has been a further collision on the B6118, Bellstring Lane/Liley Lane.

“Due to the forecast weather conditions for the next few days, the council has now taken the decision to install temporary traffic lights at two locations on Bell String Lane/ Liley Lane as an additional safety measure.

“This route is used both by local people and by those travelling longer distances.

“It is considered that this temporary traffic management arrangement is the better option until further testing of the road surface has been completed.

“The safety of road users is very important to us, and investigation work is continuing on this stretch of road.”

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One driver, Kirsty Senior, has told how her car ended up careering off into a field despite being extra cautious because of the heavy rain.

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Kirklees Council officials are investigating the road and various theories have been put forward for the accident toll.

Some say it’s excessive speed and others blame the camber of the road surface or mud from quarries and farmland.

Liley Lane in Grange Moor
Liley Lane in Grange Moor