A LEPTON pub landlady has spoken out against the decision to slash the speed limit on an accident blackspot.
Linda Challis, landlady of the White Horse Inn, says that the new 30mph speed limit on Wakefield Road has failed to act as a deterrent to drivers, since being imposed earlier this month.
She said: "The decision to reduce the speed limit has done nothing to make drivers slow down-in fact it has made matters much worse."
Wakefield Road is a very popular route with commuters and is extremely busy both during the day and at night.
It is the main route to Wakefield and is close to the M1.
Mrs Challis echoes comments made by concerned locals this week that drivers are still hitting the village at 60mph.
"There is no clear indication to drivers where the 30mph zone begins and ends, and so many don't bother to slow down.
"Where there are drivers paying attention to the limit, others are getting impatient and overtaking.
"Some drivers do not see the signs until the last minute and they respond by slamming on the brakes before quickly speeding up again.
"It is frightening to see all these cars come flying over the brow of the hill, which is a real blackspot area of the road."
Last week the Examiner reported that a council spokeswoman said the site did not meet Department of Transport criteria for a speed camera.
Mrs Challis said: "This is rubbish - so many locals have said that we need a speed camera.
"At the very least the police need to come and assess the situation."
Mrs Challis, 43, says she witnessed the aftermath of the tragic accident in which Flockton man Neil Manby, 30 was killed near her pub on March 2.
And she wants to know how many more innocent people have to die before better safety measures are enforced.
She said: "The wife of one of my customers was killed crossing the road.
"One of my customers has been brain-damaged, because he was hit by a speeding car two years ago.
"It is only a matter of time before there is another victim - the road is like a timebomb."