MORE mobile speed traps are to be used on Huddersfield's roads.
From the start of next month police officers will patrol throughout West Yorkshire with the hand-held speed cameras.
Seven local roads where speed cameras have already been used will be patrolled, along with one new location - the A62 Gelderd Road in Birstall.
West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership says the campaign and new patrols aim to curb fatal road crashes at the region's worst casualty `black- spots'.
Steve Thornton, chairman of the Partnership, said: "Drivers travelling at excess or inappropriate speeds remain the single biggest killer on the roads of West Yorkshire.
"The patrols are a high-visibility warning to encourage motorists to check their speed and if necessary slow down, thereby reducing the risk of causing or being involved in a collision that may have fatal consequences."
The Partnership publishes the locations of where its mobile patrols will be operating weekly in advance on its website www.safetycameraswestyorkshire. co.uk
Figures show the number of people killed on West Yorkshire's roads fell to 102 in April, 2003, compared with 115 in 2002 and 144 in 2001.
The total number of casualties fell to its lowest level in 30 years - down from 12,967 in 2002 to 12,798 in 2003.
The number of serious injuries on the roads was down by 68 from 1,204 to 1,136.
Those reductions have been attributed in part to the use of speed cameras.
LOCATIONS in the Huddersfield area where mobile patrols will be used are:
* A640 Westbourne Road, Marsh
* A62 Gelderd Road, Birstall
* A6025 Elland Road, Elland
* A616 Woodhead Road
* A629 Penistone Road, Shelley
* A62 Manchester Road
* A644 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield.